Merriam-Webster defines an assumption as “a fact or statement taken for granted.” We all make assumptions about things. Occasionally, our most deeply held beliefs might be better described as assumptions. Some assumptions turn out to be true, but sometimes our assumptions turn out to be false. As Christians, we make a lot of assumptions about who God is and what He is like. Some believe God is angry and aggressive, interested only in punishing people. Others believe God is loving, interested in unconditionally loving all people. Then, there are those who believe God is a genie who will do what you want if you believe in Him enough. We often wonder how God views us and what He wants us to do. In order to understand the mind of God, you must first understand His heart. When we trust in God’s love for us and know that He wants what’s best for us, everything that was previously confusing becomes clear. Here are five common but wrong assumptions Christians make about God.