God Against Us?
As we were discussing this, someone said that sometimes God is not on our side, but is against us. The evidence she sited is the torrential rain that caused the flooding. God makes it rain.
I don't believe that God makes it rain and therefore causes flooding. Do I think God could do it? Yes. Do I think God does do it? No. I think nature is set in motion, and it rains Sometimes it rains so much that horrible floods happen. It's tragic, but it's not God at action.
God is our redeemer, and in the flood, we can see the action of God, if we look. We see God in the helping hand, in the recovery, in the love expressed, in the rescues made, in the lives of those who make a difference, in the lives of those who are suffering. In this, we see God.
God is, indeed, by our side.