The Psalmist writes: “Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from Him cometh my salvation (62:1).” As I meditate on this simple statement, I am transported to a new dimension. I am encouraged to put aside the failures of the flesh and accept the desire to seek safety with the Spirit of God. I am not alone; with me are all those who realize that the only Truth is God’s. God speaks: embrace those you call enemies in love, compassion, and warmth, for all time until you stop seeing an enemy but a brother, another loving child of our loving God.
As humans, we are broken in all our mortal, human beliefs; we endlessly, search for God. Where is He with all the sick and suffering people? Why does He stay hidden from us? I pray and He is silent. I worry because I cannot answer people who say God does not exist and ask where is God when I suffer. Believing and trusting is God is not easy.
My only answer is that God does not cause man to suffer; we are good enough doing that to ourselves. It is written that God made man in His image and likeness. If God is perfect, how can we truly be anything less?
Every step to do good to our fellow man and all of God’s creation, be it animal or the environment, is a departure from our self-made, cruel, and brutal world. When we do good, as God wishes, we step closer to the Goodness, the Spirituality of God. We walk in the presence of Divine Principle, Divine Love, Divine Truth, and Divine Life, which is everlasting. We recognize our life as part of the infinite ability and love of the Holy Spirit. We are blessed to be part of God’s infinite plan.
©Russell Kendall Carter