We are hardly going to turn to a God we see as harsh or distant or demanding
when we already have trust issues
when we have been abused or neglected or abandoned by people in positions of power.
we arn't going to be impressed with God as our heavenly Father if we have experienced fatherlessness.
Our heads are full of so many unBiblical concepts of God
that we rightly rejected.
rejecting false concepts of God - no matter how religous the teacher
no matter how learnered the teacher
In His three year public ministry, Jesus Christ taught many things.
One thing He sought to do was to clarify who God is.
He likened God to a caring shepherd (carer of sheep) One who left His 99 sheep to find and rescue and bring home the ONE lost sheep.
see Matthew Chapter 18 verses 10 - 14 or Like 15 verses 4 - 7 (NIV)
no where does He blame the sheep for getting caught in the bushes
He carries the wounded sheep home.
God is kind and compassionate.
God is the rescuer of those who trust Him - the same way a rescue team rescues those who trust them.
Trust must be earned.
The trustee must demonstrate he is trustworthy.
God does answer our questions
God builds trust
God shows that He is a loving, caring, trustworthy Father.
.more to come.