Although there are many people who’ve convinced themselves and others that God isn’t real, God knows the truth.
He knows He exists.
“For what if some did not believe? Will their unbelief make the faithfulness of God without effect? Certainly not! Indeed, let God be true but every man a liar…” (Romans 3:3 – 3:4 NKJV)
There was a time in my life I would have sworn that either God never existed, or He was dead.
Yes, I knew so much.
But just because I had never met Him, didn’t mean He was nonexistent.
I know tons of people. You probably do as well.
If I was to tell you about my great friend Greg, how we enjoy fishing and playing music together, and you said to me, “I don’t believe in Greg”, I’d have to think you’re some kind of nut.
Well, shouldn’t I? Just because you don’t know my friend doesn’t mean he doesn’t exist. It doesn’t make me a liar, or a weak fool for believing in Greg.
What would be wrong with saying, “Greg sounds like a great guy. Maybe some day I can meet him”?
It’s really that simple with God.
Back when I didn’t believe in God, I met a guy who did. I kind of thought he was a bit on the kooky side, because I’d never met anyone who talked so freely about Jesus; like he really knew Him.
I didn’t believe automatically, but there was something about this guy I liked. So I listened.
And I began to sense my heart changing from “God can’t exist”, to “well, what if…?”.
Finally, about a year later, while riding a bus from Columbus, Ohio to Louisville, Kentucky (Fort Knox), I actually met the One I’d been told about.
No, the roof of the bus didn’t open, nor were there angels singing the hallelujah chorus (that I heard, anyway).
I just believed. The blinders of doubt melted away and I knew, I KNEW, a change had occurred.
I had passed from death unto life.
May I encourage you to give yourself a chance at new life?
Just because you haven’t met God, doesn’t mean you can’t.
My doubt and unbelief never kept Him away. The very moment I believed, He was there.
And He’s close to you, as well.
Our limited knowledge and perspective can never authenticate or invalidate the claims of God.
We cannot explain away God, or make Him something He isn’t.
He just IS.
God has never needed our affirmation, and He doesn’t worry about those who slander His Name.
He can handle His own reputation.
Because He IS.
“He who comes to a God must believe He IS, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.”
Come as you are, with your frustrations, troubles, worries, and doubts. He’ll help you sort them all out.
Because He IS.