I'm a committed Christian and have been blessed through God's grace...until two years ago. Since then I've endured job loss, family death and personal injury. But perhaps the most distressing of all is God's apparent absence in my life. People say its a test of Faith. People say its all part of God's plan. Well...if His plan was to make me angry and weary, it's working. Every day I keep listening and waiting for clarity from God...but all I get is more disillusioned and depressed. What do you do when God goes dark?
Benaiah2012 Benaiah2012
56-60, M
2 Responses Aug 23, 2014

I appreciate what you are saying. It's good that you have a relationship with God. Sometimes when we go through difficulties in life we may feel that we do not have God's blessing. But this is not the cad according to God's word the Bible. We experience trials and difficulties in part because of inherited sin from Adam and Eve.

Romans 5:12 states- "That is why, just as through one man sin entered into the world and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because they had all sinned"

Also the Bible tells us that " the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one"- 1John 5:19 so because of Satan's wicked influence we deal with problems.

Also God does not try us with evil things such as the death if a loved one or the loss of a job. Yes these things can serve as a test in our reliance upon God, but he does not cause such things.“When under trial,” state the Scriptures, “let no one say: ‘I am being tried by God.’” Because “with evil things God cannot be tried, nor does he himself try anyone.” (James 1:13)

The Bible teaches that Jehovah God had a specific purpose for man and woman when he created them. Jehovah gave the following command to our original parents.
Genesis 1:28. “Be fruitful and become many and fill the earth and subdue it, and have in subjection the fish of the sea and the flying creatures of the heavens and every living creature that is moving upon the earth.”

God purposed that Adam and Eve and their children make the whole earth a paradise. He did not intend that humans grow old and die; nor did he want mankind to harm the environment. However, because of the poor choices made by our first parents, we have inherited sin and death. (Genesis 3:2-6; Romans 5:12) Even so, Jehovah’s purpose has not changed. Soon the earth will be a paradise.—Isaiah 55:10, 11.

Jehovah created us with both the physical and the intellectual capacity to fulfill his purpose. He did not create us to live independently of him. Note how God’s purpose for us is defined in the following Bible passages.

Ecclesiastes 12:13. “The conclusion of the matter, everything having been heard, is: Fear the true God and keep his commandments. For this is the whole obligation of man.”

Micah 6:8. “What is Jehovah asking back from you but to exercise justice and to love kindness and to be modest in walking with your God?”

Matthew 22:37-39. “‘You must love
Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this, ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Gods grace obtains for us eternity with Him. Don't confuse this with every day life.

Thanks for your thoughts. So what do you do when God goes dark in every day life?

What do you mean with your saying "God goes "Dark""? God is light and there is no darkness in Him.

I don't disagree. "Going dark" means when one cannot see God's light or when one's prayers are seemingly not answered.

If you believe God's message then you can see Gods light. When you believe Jesus then you see Gods light, when you trust in the atonement Jesus secured for your eternal life then you are in Gods light.

Prayers are requests we trust in the wisdom of God to either grant our request if it is good for us or a part of His plan for us. We also trust in Gods wisdom when the answer is No.. We also know that sometimes Gods answer is Not at this time..

God is not some slave that must jump to attention and grant us our demands immediately.. God is LORD.

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