The Goodness of God and Conditional Belief

Do we believe God is good only when He does what we want? Lately I’ve been pondering this question and the concept of conditional belief. How often my lips whisper, “I know I can trust you,” when my mind conjures, if you give me what I prayed for. In fact, I find the simple trust a child inherently has difficult for me to practice.

I think we can all relate, on some level, to conditional belief, the concept that God is good if He provides, protects, or produces.

Yet what if God doesn’t heal your beloved or the mortgage money never materializes? What if you lose your job, get stuck in one you abhor, or fail to pass that test to qualify for another?

What if you’ve suffered as a child? Was God’s goodness temporarily suspended? No, God is good whether you had a miserable childhood or made cookies with flour-patted hands. READ THE ENTIRE POST…

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About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, http://refrainfromtheidentical.com. Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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