“God has not erred in calling you to life. He was not mistaken when from eternity He thought up the kind of life that you would have on the physical plane, the experience of human life.” Choose Only Love: Let Yourself Be Loved (COL bk.2, 8:I)
God is here with us, living through us. There is nothing we experience that He doesn’t experience right here with us. We may find this hard to believe, but to believe otherwise is to doubt that we are a part of God. He created us out of God-stuff, a form of energy and consciousness throughout the universes.
He did not make a mistake in giving us free will, though by invoking it wrongly, we have brought all manner of problems to ourselves. He doesn’t interfere with our free will, and this is something that many of us don’t understand. We blame God for not intervening when times are bleak. But He realizes that free will is a greater gift that His interfering in what we have made in our world would be.
He did not err in creating us. It was the way in which God could have companionship. The way that He could experience the Whole whom He is. We sometimes wonder if human life is really good for us. What things have been better if we had never been born?
Most of us, though, don’t dwell on this nihilistic thought. We like human life. We are like very adventurous angels who have come here for a time, blessed by God, though we often don’t believe that what we are experiencing could, in any stretch of imagination, be considered a blessing.
Open up our minds and hearts to welcome God’s presence. He wants our companionship, and, though we don’t always realize it, we want His. It is in the companionship with God that we are the most blessed. The things that we rue about life are fleeting, for God’s eternity is not our conception of time. With every unfortunate thing, we can rightly say, “This too shall pass.”
There is always a higher reason, and it is never a punishment of us by God. He doesn’t interfere with humankind’s free will, and therein is a great blessing, as well as, what we sometimes believe, a benign curse. It is not a curse, even a benign one. He has us in His hand, ready to rescue us from misery at any time. The present is not the problem. It is always an anticipation of the future, or a regret about the past, that tangles us up.
Go to God with our questions. He will respond.