Many in the Christian community focus on God’s affirming relationship with people. God is their “Life Partner,” or “Problem Solver.” There is no matter, difficulty, or situation which cannot be solved or sorted out if God is near. The benefits of His help belong to those who lean on Him, trust Him, and talk with Him.
While such an understanding of God may be comforting, it is greatly limited and shows a one-dimensional faith. Throughout the pages of scripture, God reveals Himself to us not as our partner, but as our Lord, our Savior, and our Judge.