The whole idea of God is just tough to get our minds around. The Bible says we were made in God's image, but clearly we are a work in progress. Sometimes we wrongly attribute our "logic" to God, assuming that if we feel fear, God must fear and this leads us to thinking about "doing God wrong." Frankly, the older I get the more impossible I find this notion. I believe that God is so great, almighty, powerful, that I would not be able at my most out of control, rage-filled, despair have even the smallest capacity to affect God's, well, godness. That is why I am so amazed that God considers me at all: little, insecure, selfish, fearful creature, a breath in eternity that I am. But with all that, God finds God's "image" in me and calls me to a covenant of love, trust, growth, purpose and joy in my relationship with God.
God does all the heavy lifting, including bridging the chasm our willfulness and lack of trust caused, by letting Christ cover all our brokenness and by sending the Spirit of God to give us faith and expand our limited capacity to understand and respond. God does ALL the heavy lifting and asks only that we let down our walls enough to let the process begin.
Almighty God, beloved Father, when fear builds walls between us, pry my fingers open so that I might develop space and capacity to love you, trust you and receive Your abundant blessings more fully in my life. AMEN
Psalm 104:31 May the Lord’s glory continue forever! May the Lord enjoy what he made.