This is all about our perception and understanding of God in the modern world. Many people don’t believe God exists and others who claim to believe live in a way that they think God doesn’t see. Why?
Lack of direct intervention
Natural disasters, human barbarity and extreme cruelty appear to be enough for those with a form of faith to say God just doesn’t see.
Well (1 John 5:19) 19 We know that we originate with God, but the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.
The whole world, this gives us time to pause and think what this means. Jesus called Satan the Ruler of the World. It is clear that we live in a period where God has handed control to Satan and we are experiencing the impact of his rulership.
The lack of divine intervention isn’t evidence that God doesn’t see but evidence of his justice.
The choices we make affect others
More than 250 years ago my paternal ancestors decided to fight on the losing side in Scotland. Rather than fight a rear guard war they moved south into England. As a consequence of that choice my family are not considered exiled Scots but English.
The same happened when my mothers family migrated from North Wales to London following WW1. We’re not Welsh but defined as English.
Yet the real choice that made all the difference to the whole family comes from our religion. Both sides were social agitators, seeking welfare reform and looking for something much better.
Around the beginning of WW2 members of the family found out the real truth about who controlled the world and that has shaped the generations that follow.
My sons carry on with that knowledge and have faith that will stand the tests a head of them. Why?
God sees everything
Social conscience compels us to share the truth that God does see, God will call humanity to account and he has already judged the rule of this world.
We though have a chance to change things for ourselves note the words recorded here (James 4:7-10) 7 Therefore, subject yourselves to God; but oppose the Devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Draw close to God, and he will draw close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you indecisive ones. 9 Give way to misery and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into despair. 10 Humble yourselves in the eyes of Jehovah, and he will exalt you.
The has come for us to act. So find out why God has waited so long.