Two years ago, I wrote a post series “You’ve Got Me All Wrong” that already addressed this topic. But the circumstances we are in these days makes the voices louder again. Why does God let violence, sadness, accidents happen? Why doesn’t God keep us from harm? Has He left us alone in those times? Why does He allow the current situation? Why does He punish us?
About 10 years ago, I read the book “The Shack – A Weekend With God”. Its messages are extremely insightful and healing. It is about “why does God let bad things happen” and about forgiving. Lately, I watched the movie and I would like to share 3 quotes which especially caught my attention:
When all you see is your pain, perhaps then you lose sight of me?W.M. Paul Young
“Nobody knows what horrors I have saved the world from ‘cuz people can’t see what never happened. All evil flows from independence, and independence is your choice. If I were to simply revoke all the choices of independence, the world as you know it would cease to exist and love would have no meaning. This world is not a playground where I keep all my children free from evil. Evil is the chaos of this age that you brought to me, but it will not have the final say. Now it touches everyone that I love, those who follow me and those who don’t. If I take away the consequences of people’s choices, I destroy the possibilities of love. Love that is forced is no love at all.”W.P Young
As long as there is another will in this universe, free not to follow God, evil can find a way in.W.P. Young
God is not here to punish, to judge, or to play with us when He feels like it. God loves each one of His children. He knows where each one comes from and why they may have lost their paths. He understands. He feels with them and He is there. His love is so big that He grants us our will. If He interfered then He would be a judging and controlling God. But He grants us the experiences we wanted to make long before we came down here. Because back then we knew about the greater context in their results for our development. How much more do we appreciate the warmth when we felt the cold? We chose to come here because of the opposites we are given as a tool for a growing awareness. The potential of insight lies in the opposite. The resurrection of love lies in the ruins of evil.
If He “saved” us from sadness and desperation, He would control us and restrict our free will. It is the hardest for a parent to see their children struggling and hurting. But every parent may have already experienced that explanations often fail because the children are so caught in their perspective that they are not able or willing to understand. Only when we experience it – when we feel it – it can become a lesson learned. Maybe we need to go through it several times, but we are coming closer to reach the goal our higher Self set for this incarnation. God is by our side always. The more painful, the closer He is. He would never leave our side. But when we only see our pain, we have no eye left for Him.
Regarding the worldwide crisis, I have no idea if this was a collective plan we made before we incarnated, or why ever this had to happen. But what I know is that we mustn’t see the individual incarnation separated from the others. We are all connected which is the one big insight I see proved clearly. The deeds of one affects the reaction and the lives of others. When I bake a cake for my family, they will probably eat the cake. They will like it, enjoy it, or perhaps they cannot stand it. If I don’t bake it, they won’t eat it for sure. My action or non-action affects. If a company dismisses employees, it has not only consequences for the company but also for the employees, their families and further. They are looking for new jobs or their partners will look for jobs too. Personal developments and changes will happen. Ripples, ripples, ripples! And the virus we deal with is the best timely example of how ripples work. It has a lesson in for every single person on this whole planet in one or the other way. We can be assured that the individual lessons will fit the individual plans as well as the development of the collective consciousness.
Never forget one important thing: You are not your body, not your job, not your name, not your decisions, not even the thoughts you think. You are a powerful, beautiful, immortal, spiritual being living in a physical body to make this educative journey through this lifetime. If we want to cease evil we need to shower this planet with love (including compassion, forgiving, respect, selflessness, support).
We are not punished. We are developing due to a loving God.
In this awareness, we will never be distracted by our pain
and will always feel Him by our side.
In Love, Light, and Health