God… A distant leader or close confidant?

I was once taught that dialogue can never exist, as God is always listening – making everything a “tri-logue“.

At first this may conjure up an image of 1984, big brother, lack of privacy. It can be something to fear, but why should it? The more I contemplated on this idea, I realised that God not only hears/sees what you do and say, but He knows what’s in your heart – your wants, desires and passions.

Who else would you share these aspects of yourself with? Who else would see you in such a vulnerable way?

Only my dearest friends would get a glimpse of that side of my personality. Yet, God knows without you inviting Him into the conversation. Does this not make God your closest confidant, your dearest friend?

For me, I believe He is, even when I don’t behave like His best friend in return. I also couldn’t think of a better entity to entrust with such vulnerability – after all God not only knows our insides, but He can see beyond and understands what we need. I do not believe anything is a coincidence, in contrast I would imagine everything is pre-written, staged and planned meticulously.

Yet life is “90% how you deal with it” and I truly believe that we have the power to change our view of our circumstances, to reframe our thinking, to embrace everything that happens and see the positives because we can trust that God always does what is best.

My Kara (steel bangle) is a reminder of how close God is too me, that he can see and hear all that I do, say, think, feel and encounter... Who else can know you that well?
My Kara (steel bangle) is a reminder of how close God is to me, that he can see and hear all that I do, say, think, feel and encounter… Who else can know you that well?

Guru Arjun Dev Ji (on Ang 103 of Guru Granth Sahib Ji) stated,

God is our mother, father, protector and friend – Nothing exists without the Lord and if we entrust our lives to Him, we need not worry.

Seeing God as the Almighty Lord is wonderful. This understanding of His power, His status, His expectation of us is eye-opening, yet I would still like to imagine that even with all that, God sits beside me and listens to all that I have to share with Him as He offers His support

If He can achieve the impossible,

then who else do I need to turn to?

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