The following is an excerpt from the book "Home with God; in a Life that Never Ends". Written by Neale Donald Walsch. This is a conversation that took place between Neale and God. In this part of the book Neale asks God the question in the first 2 paragraphs.... what follows was God's answer to him.
It touched me.. and I hope it touches you.
Neale: May I ask you what may seem like a strident question?
Neale: Why do we have to reach out to you before you reach out to us? If you really are an all-knowing God, then you must know when we need help. If you really are an all-merciful God, then you must be willing to offer that help -- without our asking. If we are already on our knees, bent over in utter defeat, why must we grovel even more and plead with you to rescue us? If you are an all-loving God, why don't you love us enough to help us without us having to beg you?
And while we're at it, what do you say to those who would tell you, "I have called out to you, and you have not been there! Do you think I have not asked for God's help? For God sake, why do you think I'm so desperate! I'm so desperate because it seems like even God has let me down! I'm utterly deserted here. And I want none of it anymore. I'm done. Finished. Through"
What do you say to that person, huh?
God: I say......
I want you to consider now the possibility of a miracle. There is a reason why you have not experienced receiving a solution from me, but that reason is not important in this moment. What is important in this moment is for you to consider the possibility that now, right now in front of you, there is an answer. Open you eyes and you will see it. Open your mind and you will know it. Open your heart and you will feel it there.
Only if you call out to me in absolute knowing will you be aware that your answer has been given you. Because it is what YOU know. what YOU feel, and what YOU declare that will be true in your experience. If you call out to me in hopelessness, I will be there, but your despair may blind you, and block you from seeing me.
Nothing you have done is so horrible, nothing you have had happen to you is so beyond repair, that it cannot be healed. I can and shall make you whole again.
Yet you must stop judging yourself. the one making the strongest judgment is you. Others may judge you from the outside looking in, but they do not know you, they do not see you, and so their judgments are not valid. Do not make them valid by taking them on as your own. They have no meaning
Do not wait for others to see you as you really are, for they see you through the eyes of their own pain. Know instead, that I see you now, in wonder, and in truth, and that what I see of you is Perfect. As I look upon you I have but one thought: "This is my beloved, in who I am well pleased."
Forgiveness is not necessary in the Kingdom of God. God cannot be offended or damaged in any way. There is only one question of importance in the entire universe, and it has nothing to do with your guilt or innocence. It has to do with your identity. "Do you know who you really are"? When you do, all thoughts of loneliness disappear, all ideas of unworthiness evaporate, all contemplations of hopelessness transmute into wondrous awareness of the miracle that is your life. And the miracle that is you.
And finally, my beloved I say.....
You are surrounded in this very moment by a hundred thousand angels. Accept, now, their ministrations. And then, pass their gift on to others. For it is in giving that you shall receive, and it is in healing that you shall be healed. The miracle for which you have been waiting has been waiting for you. You will know then when you become the miracle that another awaits.