I have a tendency to view God as distant and indifferent. Sometimes He steps in to teach me a lesson or provide in some way, but then He steps back out. Other times He shows up as the moral taskmaster.
Lately I have found myself hesitant to approach God because, well, that kind of god just isn’t really worth worshipping.
In the midst of all this I am torn because it flies in the face of the personal beliefs I subscribe to (the Bible). It is also irreconcilable with the moments in my life when I have experienced His closeness, awesome kindness, and great might.
That’s why yesterday’s sermon was just what I needed to hear.
The kindness of God perplexes me. Praying to a real, living, caring Father is something I have experienced in my Christian life, but it has not certainly not been the norm.
Does anyone else feel this way? Or, if you have been delivered from it, what did that look like?
I would really like to hear, so please comment.