Is God responsible?
It took me a while to understand that God is responsible for our well-being.
As any good parents who are responsible for the up-bringing and well-being of their children, so is God, our Creator, responsible for humanity's development over the years and its well-being.
He is responsible that no harm comes to us. He is responsible that we are not led astray by Satan and into sin. He is responsible that all should return to His Kingdom for eternity.
Christ told us this so many times in His teachings. Jesus taught that birds don't sow grain yet God feeds them and that we are worth more than many birds. Matthew 6:26
Jesus said that God knows the number of our hairs on our heads, and cares for us. Luke 12:7
He also taught that as a good shepherd would leave the ninety-nine sheep and go searching for the one which is lost, and rejoice when he has found it. So, in the same way, God is not willing that any of us would perish. Matthew 18:12
We waste so much time in our lives concentrating on ourselves and our loved one's. It's only natural of course, some might say. We care about our future, our jobs, our health and so many other things besides. Yet all the time we forget that this is all God's responsibility really and that He will never let us down.
Although it is God's responsibility to see that we are well looked after and on the right path to return to Him in Heaven as He truly desires; it is not a one-way street. We have a responsibility too.
What is our responsibility in this deal?
As any well-brought-up and loved offspring, our responsibility is to respect, love and follow God our Creator. We do this by obeying His Commandments first and foremost. Something that many seem to have forgotten or not even know about. Others seem to have re-interpreted them to suit their own personal selfish desires.
With every passing generation, each discovering for itself its God given freedom to choose, we have managed to alienate and distance ourselves from God our loving Creator. So much so that many have even abused that freedom to the point of denying the very existence of God Himself, and encourage others to do the same.
And as any good parent, God grieves for a wayward child, and continues to love and care, longing for the day of the return of the prodigal child.
The ultimate struggle; man wants to be in control of his own destiny.
And God lets him be.