If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath. – Psalm 34:18 (MSG)
Robots are playing an increasingly-significant part in society. By 2025, futurists say that robotics and artificial intelligence will affect a huge swath of society. They will be able to deliver health care services, drive cars, clean homes, and assemble machinery (in some cases, already do). Robots are efficient, too. They never call in sick, show up late for work, go on strike, make mistakes, or talk back to their supervisor.
Aren’t you glad I didn’t create men and women to operate like robots?
When I gave men and women free will, I had to step back. Everyone wants to know why there is suffering in the world and how I can allow that. The answer is I never intended for such pain and heartache to exist. But when I put men and women in charge of the earth, because of My great love for you I had to allow you to make mistakes. You’re still doing it! But I don’t step in and stop it. That’s up to you.
Because people can decide what to do, pain is inevitable. I could have created people like machines. Unthinking, uncaring, mistake-free, emotion-free, constantly-obedient automatons. Wouldn’t be too interesting, would it?
The caring, love and joy that are part of the creative creatures called humans comes with a down side. Namely, the capacity to be cruel, dictatorial, oppressive or self-centered. Don’t be dismayed when someone does something thoughtless to you. Bring your hurts, pains and fears to Me. I’m always ready to listen and comfort you.
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2 – Do you think it’s possible to have the kind of relationship with Me this passage describes? How would coming closer to Me help you deal with your heartache?
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