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How do you feel about God? How much do you trust Him? Nothing is more important than your trust in God.
If there was one truth to rule them all it would be, “God is perfect.” Try an experiment. Count God as thoroughly perfect. Now, how much can you trust Him? Has your hope increased? If you can’t bring yourself to believe He is perfect, maybe you feel more discouraged.
When I think of God as perfect, it starts to correct my image of Him. I feel more positive toward Him and then I feel more hopeful.
Is God Perfect?
Do you ever find yourself resisting that God is perfect? It can be easy to doubt God is perfect. Globally, many difficult things have happened, are happening, and will continue to happen. It’s the “continue to happen” that makes it easy to doubt.
Can God be perfect if He allows bad things to continue to happen? This question causes many people to stumble in their faith.
If you start to seriously doubt God, you move into a place of judgment. Putting God on trial is the beginning of the end. Nothing good can come from distancing yourself from the only one who can help you. I discuss this and more in my book, To Identity and Beyond.
Until we are in heaven, life will continue to be a struggle. Since we are not there yet, this life is all we know. You have to make up your mind about God with the evidence you gain from your life.
Regardless of how good or bad life seems, you have a powerful choice to make. Will you devote your allegiance to God? Will you align your spirit to His Spirit?
If you refuse, you will experience some natural consequences.
Believing God Has Faults Harms You
If God is perfect, then failing to believe and act accordingly will be harmful to you. It is possible that all of us experience a deterioration in our health to the degree we live like God is imperfect. That’s scary!
Believing God is imperfect and then failing to trust Him carries with it consequences like:
- Increased fear, anxiety, and worry
- Increased need for control
- Increased desire to be self-sufficient
- Increased isolation and loneliness
- Increased despair
- Increased frustration and anger
Can it be any other way? Comment and let me know what you think.
Meditate on God’s Perfection
Try an experiment this week. Remind yourself of God’s perfection. Whenever you set your mind on God, think about how absolutely perfect He is. Notice how you feel. If you feel negative, that’s probably an indicator of some spiritual work you need to do. If you feel more positive, notice how that changed for you. What changed?
After you try this for a week, check on what insights you gained about God and yourself? Do you feel more peaceful and hopeful?
Matt Pavlik is a licensed professional clinical counselor who wants to see each individual restored to their true identity. He has more than 20 years of experience counseling individuals and couples at his Christian counseling practice, New Reflections Counseling. Matt and Georgette have been married since 1999 and live with their four children in Centerville, Ohio.