I remember watching a video in the past few months of Elder Holland talking about how his son and he were in the desert fooling around and they were driving along a path and reached a fork in the road and had no idea which way to go, so they prayed to God for instructions.
Well, in Elder Holland's story, God actually prompted them to go the WRONG way, some kind of story of how God was just trying to let them know that everything would turn out alright anyway.
In my own life, in the past few months, I remember I was praying to God to help me figure out how to trade smart on the Stock Market, you know, trying to get a special advantage by looking through my crystal ball, so to speak (or in this case, talking to God).
I would just like to say that I can confirm that God actually gave me poor instructions, when I asked for advice.
OK -- everything is turning out alright anyway so far, just like Elder Holland's story, but God's instructions could have been better, and if he had given me proper instructions and if I had obeyed things might've turned out better.
Things are alright in my portfolio right now, but I am now seeing that it could have been better, and I partially blame my praying to God for advice for the "failure".
Although, considering my mental state back at the time I was making the decisions, it might've been a situation like when Joseph Smith gave the manuscript to Martin Harris and things got screwed up. Joseph Smith wants what he wants and Jesus agreed even though it was a bad choice. Maybe it was similar for myself this time around.
OK ---- So basically, I KNOW God is real, I know God exists, but even if he can help you get lottery numbers, somehow he deliberately tries to screw up the information he gives you so you won't be able to profit from it. I mean, God can be your friend, help and bless you, but he seems to realize when you're trying to take advantage of Him and he actually will give "false" information just to put an end to that.
So, I would say that God can be real, and truly verify his own existence, but he DOES in fact give misleading information so know you can't take advantage of Him. If he always told people everything truthfully, the world would be a vastly different place. I guess he just likes to or tries to screw around a bit. Hmmm.
Well, it's good to know Elder Holland had his own story where God wasn't quite right, because I can now verify in my own life that God isn't entirely perfect in the information He gives. We know He exists and all that, but he won't let us take advantage of Him. Hahaha. :)