Is there a God? (Be honest)

My original title was: “Is God real? Or just an emotional crutch?”; but it seemed a little too long.

With hindsight (20/20 vision), my mind has replayed a series of events over the last six weeks and sparked the query on the existence of God.

First: an acquaintance (who displayed little, if any, acknowledgment of the existence of God) lost a loved one – a victim of the gun. Since then, every utterance has been punctuated with cliches of ‘God will, God does, and God knows …’. And I could hardly help but wonder, when did she find God (assuming He was lost or hiding)?

Second: a girlfriend lost a lover (not just a break-up, but he left her for another woman) … well, at least it was not for another man. She had little time (if any) for the Lord before, but since then, she has been depressed and spends hours in the Bible and also punctuates her sentences with ‘only God knows’.

Finally: another girlfriend (a single mom of four) faced with the challenges of making the ends meet for back-to-school told me that ‘the Lord will provide’. Single mom or not,  she had a good job and could find her way prior to our conversation. In fact, she took pride at being able to ‘handle her business’ so that the fathers of the children would know that she did not have to depend on them! But then her company downsized and she was let go …

Here are three random individuals who (seemingly) did not need God when things were good, but could not do without Him, when things were bad.

Makes you wonder whether the notion of God is really a coping mechanism designed to get us through difficult times.

Only thing is, if that is so; where does He go when things are going great for us and we are too busy getting on with our lives to even remember, much less acknowledge Him?

What do you think?


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4 Responses to Is there a God? (Be honest)

  1. dove124 says:

    RE: Where does HE(God) go when things are going great for us, and we too busy getting on with our lives to even remember, much less acknowledge Him?
    Answer: God the Father was always looking down from heaven, hoping you will come to understand (Psalms 14:2) Cause you see, He gave you “FREEWILL”, and an alloted time. And because of these, He cannot do anything to you, so you have to be on your own, until such a time, you relinquish that “Freewill” to Him, and allowed God to be the Master of your destiny. But while you have not yet decided, God The Father was always looking down from heaven. And if you are wondering , where Jesus Christ is? The answer is that, He is also in heaven, He maybe sitting at the right hand of God.,and or busy preparing for rooms in the mansion of His Father, and or , cleansing the sins of people who wants to be a part of the Church of the Father.!
    I think that answer the question of where God go.

    I will expound this a little bit more , supported with verses, next time…..that is, If you are willing.

    • counselor77 says:


      As I said before, I really appreciate your contribution – but my questions where rhetorical — designed to make my readers think about their relationship with God and (if/where necessary) to adjust their perspectives. Thanks.

  2. counselor77 says:

    Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts dove124; as well as for responding with your comments. I also apologise for the delay in responding. I appreciate the information, but – in truth – the question “where does He [God] go when things are going great for us and we are too busy getting on with our lives to even remember, much less acknowledge Him?” was really a rhetorical one. But your points are well made and fully accepted. Walk good!

  3. dove124 says:

    It depend on who is that God you are referring to. God the Father, or God the Son?
    If it’s The Father, he is in heaven, working (John 5::17) and also looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.(Psalms 14:2)
    Now , how about the Son ?…. He is preparing a place for His followers (John 14:2), also working, being the high priest.

    Pertaining to the calling of God, these are the information available ::
    # Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33)
    a) I said not unto the seed of Jacob, SEEK me in vain:..(Isaiah 45:19)
    # That they should SEEK THE LORD, if haply they might feel after Him, and find Him, though He be not far from every one of us(Acts 17:27)

    God has this advise :
    # Thus saith the Lord, STAND ye in the ways, and SEE, and ASK for the old paths, where is the GOOD WAY, and WALK THEREIN, and ye shall find rest for your souls .
    (Jeremiah 6:16)
    a) There is a way which seemed right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. (Proverbs 14:12)

    b) And I will bring the blind by A WAY that they know not ; I will lead them in paths that they have not know : I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These thing will I do. (Isaiah 42:16)

    But if you disregard HIS calling , these are the information available:
    #Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;
    But ye have set at naught all my counsel, and would none of my reproof:
    I will also laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;
    When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.
    Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer ; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me :
    For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord :(Proverbs 1:24-29)

    So, if you want to have further information, Just ask, and the bible will answer:

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