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you may feel you are facing an impossible situation, but the bible says, “God… is able to do far more than we would ever dare to ask or even dream of, infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires thoughts, or hopes.” Eph. 3:20 We are here to help you, help you help yoursel

Sounds wonderful.  But what Christians tend to do is try to rope people in with these claims and then backpedal once people experience enough of the religion to realize it isn’t anything like it’s advertised.  A lot of people are good at selling to themselves the fact that the promises aren’t anything like the actual experience…  but some of us are so far gone we NEED God to act as advertised and when he doesn’t the consequences for us are dire.  When you get to the end of your rope you are at the end so can’t play the cognitive tricks needed to pretend “God” is there.  Of course people too invested will do damage control, find a silver lining, and romanticize the suffering for the sake of making them and others around them feel comfortable with it (nobody, regardless of religion, has the capacity to deal with senseless evil and chaos).

It’s not my fault a personal God isn’t accessible but I get blamed for it.  It’s like one of those 3D popup books where you stare at visual noise and expect some figure to pop out at you.  You can live a lie and say you see the image but you can’t make that lie last.  God doesn’t exist in a way that is willing to be put to the test, which when times get lean you need entities in your life who are willing to be put to the test.  Not entities that you have to do damage control and make excuses for.