In Micah 2:7 we read, “If you would do what is right, you would find my words comforting” [says the Lord]. If you were to begin looking, it wouldn’t take long for you to find someone who has a problem with what God has said. They are at odds with God for one of two reasons. First, people are at odds with God because they have never met this God and so what he says is foreign to them. Second, they have met God and for one reason or another, they choose a different path; one outside of a relationship with God.
When we find ourselves in a relationship with this God who is speaking in Micah, what this God does and says starts making sense. It is when we observe from the outside that we find it easy to be at odds with this God. But at that moment when we turn our attention to God, even in small measure, for the express purpose of wanting to know and understand, we begin to see this God in a whole new light. What was once foreign is now familiar. What once repulsed now reassures. What once turned us away now turns us towards.
If you find yourself at odds with God is it because you have yet to give this God the benefit of the doubt? Why don’t you try God out today? If he is as bad as you say he is then I guess you are right. But if you are wrong, you are missing the best thing that has ever happened, is happening, and will happen in your life.
Give God a try. And if you need help figuring out what they would look like, I’d love to introduce you to people who were in your shoes once; at odds with God. But now …well … we can share that with you later.