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And what about the phone calls that never come when you need one .
As for the other two "examples" I really don't see how they're proof of the existence of God.
See if I take a different road from normally it's because I'm bored of having a routine.
As for songs reminding me of peace , it's somewhat a pavlov effect. You heard that song play once during a peaceful time of your life and repeated playing it to make yourself feel good . it's normal that hearing this song afterwards will bring up peaceful feelings. It's pretty similar to the researches that showed that FORCING YOURSELF to smile actually makes you feel happier.
Long version: One of the newest things I have learned (those ah HA moments) is that when God tells us to think on good things- it is because He knows our body chemistry- He knows that if we are thinking on good things and praising all that He has provided in our lives.... that our body chemistry blends more of the positive chemicals~ Which means we are producing less cortisol... so that when small and larger traumas enter our lives- we can have better coping skills and sound bodies and minds in order to make it through intact.
YES- smiling DOES indeed make us feel better (c:
Was thinking after I left my key board earlier~
Many people (me included for awhile) try and blame God for the bad choices of what people have done. If we blame God then we are letting mankind off the hook- and we think ourselves are off the hook too....from having to hear from God.
God IS still God no matter what we think we know....
A sin against Him is still a sin -even when we wont hear it or believe He is there.
You probably don't know me or my history here at topix- but I tend to 'preach ' to Christians and non Christians alike- about personal accountability. I am writing to you because I feel it on my heart that YOU have some very personal things which have affected your belief.-My faith makes me advance in this conversation.- I do not ask you to share them here- but I am compelled to ask you to reflect on those things~ relfect on what you USED to think was His truths- before you stopped the progression into real faith. What was done to you and what choices did you make in order to feel like you escaped the 'god' thing?
Think on what has transpired in your life since then.
Have you healed from the offenses or do they gnaw at you- so that you feel like you have to defend your position here?
God not only DOES heal the wounded which have been victims of people wrong choices. HE is willing to HEAL the offender !
That dear one is proof that GOD is~
A MAN made god would offer NO hope to the offenders. "god's " from other religions are NOT like this.