it's easy to misunderstand God.
By definition, He will always be at least one step (if not a billionth steps) beyond our understanding. After all, if you could comprehend Him in His entirety then He wouldn't be God.
On the flipside, we live in a culture full of opinions. Sometimes we end up elevating that to the point where we create an understanding of truth from ideas versus data. When I was younger, for example, I thought when we died we became angels. After all, that's what I saw in movies and TV shows. We end up creating non-fiction convictions based on fictional presentations.
The same thing can happen when life has dealt you a certain hand that you attribute to God.
I came across this list recently, which I think sums up ten of the most common "wrong" thoughts about God many people believe (and the Scriptures that prove otherwise):
- He doesn’t care about me. (Romans 5:6-8)
- He isn’t a part of my life. (Psalm 139:1-18)
- He’s mad. (Luke 15:11-24)
- He makes bad things happen to me. (Romans 8:28)
- He isn’t on my side. (Romans 8:31-32)
- He doesn’t want to be my friend. (John 15:13-15)
- He doesn’t have good plans for me. (Jeremiah 29:11)
- He doesn’t hear my prayers. (Jeremiah 29:12)
- He’s hiding Himself. (Jeremiah 29:13)
- He doesn’t love me. (John 3:16)
How about it? Is this list accurate? What's missing?