The last blog I was trying to outline arguments for the God being treated as Godfather and was stating that he is not like that and we decide the destiny . But at the same time in our scripters it is stated that he will help his devotee. We also see examples of many devotees who have been helped by the God. Pralhad who was tried to be killed by his father who was a demon - Hirankashypoo, by various means -throwing of a cliff or in a boiling oil etc. or Mirabai who was given poison and many more . In theses instances the God did come and helped . So the question is does God help or are we on out own - experiencing the fruits of our Karma?
The answerer -that I have or I believe is something in between. In Bhagavat Geeta the Lord Krishna says that I CARRY THINGS FOR MY DEVOTEE .Can I get a parking spot near the entrance if I pray or will the cancer be cured by HIM? It depends upon 2 factors . One is how strongly you believe or trust the God. We do say that we trust God . But the minute something does not go our way e start cursing our luck and next in line for blame is the God. The trust in God has to be such as shown by Prahlad . When he was thrown in boiling oil he did not care if he died and he was saved . So we must have that high a trust then only he will save us .But the second point is more important . None of theses devotee who were helped or saved by the God ever asked for any help or did not ask for things tat we often do - job promotion , a new car or bigger house or betterment of our kids - all these things are never asked by these devotee. In one of the stories of Tulasidas who was devotee of Lord Rama, he was given some gifts by a rich man . Tulasidas did not care for the gifts but they were given to him and they ere in his home. So the robbers wanted to steal it. But every time they came at night to steal they found 2 guards with bow and arrow guarding the home. THE GUARDS WERE LORD RAMA AND HIS BROTHER LAXMAN .
If we don't care or ask for things that are worldly possessions and we have intense faith and trust and don't ASK FOR HELP THE GOD DOES HELP. My be he ACTS LIKE FATHER OR MOTHER IF NOT LIKE THE GODFATHER.