We had the opportunity to have free will and we took it. With free will came non-interference. God loves us so much He will let us walk down whatever path we choose, no matter how much it pleases or hurts Him. That being said God can and does intervene for His children. We can never truly know how much or how often. But to be a child of God requires belief, not claims of belief but actual belief. We don't know what is in the hearts of people so we don't know who is truly a believer and who is not. We also do not know who is praying for what. We do know that God provides His believers with mercy and grace. Mercy is not receiving what we deserve and grace is receiving what we do not deserve. I know I receive both on a daily basis. I also know I receive His protection on a daily basis. I have three times stood at death's door step and each time was spared. Perhaps it takes something like that to awaken one's internal spirit and to quiet the voice of free will which often interferes with our choosing to receive such blessings. Like the voice of satan, the voice in our heads do not always give us the best of advice. That is why I rely on Faith instead of sight. My faith has never failed me, and never will.Very good description Sentry. I agree with you somewhat but still have issue with accepting that even if this world is controlled by evil that the Lord Lord cant intervene. I know that scripture can be used to back up any statement. Maybe being due to human failure I still cannot seem to accept many things of this nature. It is possible the reason I am still part of this planet and society is because I have not learned what I need to to progress to the next level. "Good die young and all that". I learn every day so eventually maybe I will be led in the right path or see it myself and follow. I dont think I have had enough coffee this morning to effectively discuss any more intelligently at this point.