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God is God, right? Omniscient and almighty; the author of life. The ingenious creator of insects. The brilliant, delicate designer of flowers. The massive and impeccable power behind the billions of galaxies in our vast universe. 

Then how could God, with such infinite capability, ever have a problem? He must be beyond all that. Then, everything must be going just exactly the way he wants, right? Wait a minute…can that be? 

Do we have the courage to ask and try to answer this incredible question? 

What if things are not going as God planned? Could it be that God has a problem that He cannot solve? Could he still be God? Or, might we have misunderstood who and what He really is – big time? In this context, how might we define His “problem”?

What evidence is there in the Bible that God might have a problem?

What evidence is there in history and humanity that God might have a problem?

How can it be that God is ‘almighty’ and ‘omniscient’ and yet still have a problem that He cannot solve?

What implications might this have for humanity?

Please share your thoughts below.

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Curtis Walker
Curtis Walker
1 year ago

Strong evidence that God can have a problem is found in the Biblical Book of First Samuel, Chapter 15, where we find the account of Saul’s being rejected by God, as the King of Israel. “Then the word of the Lord came to Samuel: ‘I am grieved that I have made Saul king, because he has turned away from Me and has not carried out My instructions.’ Samuel was troubled, and he cried out to the Lord all that night.” (NIV/I Samuel 15:10, 11) Who would doubt that God has a big problem here, and that He’s feeling grief and regret over it? God’s problem is King Saul’s disobedience. As we read on, we find a conversation between Samuel and King Saul, where Samuel declares to he monarch, “Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He has rejected you as king.” (NIV/I Samuel 15: 23) Yes, God has… Read more »

Leslie Rigney
Leslie Rigney
2 years ago

From Morning Devotion, it seems God’s greatest problem is He cannot share His heart.

Wayne Hankins
Wayne Hankins
2 years ago

We have the Bible as a history book and a book of wisdom giving us God’s word. As a history book reaching back to mankind’s origins, it tells a story. There are two accounts that must make one stop and consider God’s situation. Consider how badly behaved God’s first children must have been to be kicked out of their home as young people, have guards blocking their way back, and to be told to expect great hardships. Another account is God repenting that He ever made man. It takes an act of horrific behavior for a parent to say that he regrets ever making his child. That is an expression of pain that few know. From these two Biblical accounts, I would most definitely say, “God has A BIG PROBLEM”.

Phillip Soai Van
Phillip Soai Van
2 years ago

The answer lies in the first chapter of the Divine Principle and the book of Roman is very explicit about the nature of God, His character, and his universal nature. Everything in the creation [nature] is a reflection of who and what is God… so much so that we are without excuse.

Rivers don’t drink their own water, trees do not eat their own fruits, the sun does not shine on itself and flowers do not spread their fragrance on themselves. Living for others is a principle of nature. When asking if God can have a problem, it is as if a man asking for help to resolve his own problem.

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