People think it would be nice if God would come down and remove all pain. That he would fix famine, remove natural disasters, take away bad guys…People will ask, “Why did You let that happen God? Why didn’t You make it right?” I always picture God saying to me,” Why didn’t YOU make it right? Why didn’t YOU do something?”
God created us in his image as an opportunity to represent Him and be able to bring Heaven here on Earth. Are we doing our job?
If God did it all for us, then we wouldn’t need the ability to create…we could get rid of our abilities for architecture, poetry, music, cooking, gardening, math, medicine, art, photography, dance…LOVE? What would be the point? As we would be creating some beautiful piece of music, God could step in and say, “Wait, I do this best. I’ll create something that pleases everyone. Sit back and let me do it.”
So when there is a homeless man, or someone who is struggling in their marriage, or a friend who is plagued with anxiety or depression…, why do we hope so much for God to just fix it? What if we are the ones who have the opportunity to make a difference? What if using our skills to love and create are there so we can make a change and then step back and say, “God made me like this, so I could make a difference there.”
So as you pray, maybe the question is not “God can You?” but it should be “God, what can I?” Think about it.