The following is my own view on the subject of Does God care about me?
What we sometimes refer to as "Father God" is eternal, unchanging Love.
God does not understand our problems because ultimately they are nothing. God, Love continues regardless.
In some sense then, I am saying that God does not care about me or you or about our individual problems.
This may not sound like a comforting belief. But in my own experience it is a joyous belief which has led me into a more intimate experience of God's Love.
When I am feeling troubled and I remember to stop and ask
God, ‘How are you?’ I am filled with joy. God is Joy and God is joyful.
For a moment this connection with Joy may even take me out of my chattering, distressed mind...
... I am happy that God is untouched by my suffering, by any mistake I make, or any mistake another person makes in their behaviour towards me.
I am reminded that my problem is not as big as it feels. It cannot diminish God’s joy and God’s joy continues to be available to me.
This undiminished Joy and Love is the rock on which I build my house.
Move to read a prose poem I wrote in which God tells us that we are beautiful.
Perhaps asking, “Does God care about my suffering?” is the wrong question.
We have a human need to be understood, and we confuse this with the need to be loved. It can be useful to separate the two.
Would you give up a God who understands your pain in exchange for a God in whose love there is no pain?
This is the God we have.
"Does God love me?"
That is a question to which I can answer a heartfelt YES!
In the Christian faith, we have the
person of Jesus who lived as a human being and understands our suffering.
But I believe Jesus is now beyond suffering. He holds a place for us to reach out our hand to him so he can lift us into the peace that passes understanding– the peace of a God whose knowing of Love is so vast and so complete that our problems cannot trouble him/her.
Two poets who have visited www.a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com
take differing views on the subject of "Does God Care?". Please find their poems below.
The first poet leads us through his poem into the vastness of God and the subsequent smallness of his own problem.
The second poet seeks a God who is intimately involved in his problems to the point where God cries for him.
Please note that the second poet has different beliefs to those I express above. And yet, he cries out to God and receives an experience of God's love.
I have relatively little interest in someone's spiritual beliefs, and far more interest in whether those beliefs allow the person to receive God's love. The poet's spirituality serves him well!
I hope you enjoy these two very different perspectives.
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