I didn’t always believe in God. I grew up in church, I knew my prayers were sometimes answered, but I wanted to do my own thing. I wanted to sin and do it my way. So I get that. I used to make fun of people who were Christians, and called them crazy. So now today, nearly 11 years after giving my life to Jesus Christ, I wonder why people don’t believe He exists. The evidence of God is all around us. The way the human body works so intrinsically together so that we don’t implode and die. The way the atmosphere around us doesn’t instantaneously kill us upon breathing in. How is it that the air is made so perfectly that we can breathe it in, and it nourishes us and keeps us alive? How is it that we can drink water and it hydrates us so perfectly? How is it that the food created on this earth is so perfectly designed that we can ingest it, digest it, and then eliminate it so perfectly? How is it that the earth hangs in the air and doesn’t just fly through space uninhibited? How is it that we aren’t burnt to a crisp by the sun, and that the sun is the perfect distance away from us that we don’t burn up nor do we freeze? Job 26:7 “He spreads out the northern skies over empty space; He suspends the earth over nothing.” How is that??
Just because someone says that God doesn’t exist doesn’t make it so. There are many people walking around that sometimes I wonder if they have a brain. I mean, I can’t see their brain, so they must not have one, right? However, the evidence is there that they do indeed have a brain. They are walking, they are talking, they are blinking their eyes, they are breathing. There is clear evidence that this person does indeed have a brain, but I can’t see it. I simply have faith that they do have a brain.
Yes, over the years people have done MRI’s to prove that the brain does exist in some people, but not all people have had an MRI to prove they in fact DO have a brain. So do they? Or don’t they?
In January 2015 I wrote a post titled “Embrace”, and it was about not bracing for what God’s will was for my life but embracing what God’s will was for my life. I laugh now. This year has been a hard one so far. On February 9, 2015, I came down with an awful bacteria called camfylobacteria. I won’t give you the gory details, but let’s just say I ended up in the ER severely dehydrated and in immense pain. That took me several weeks to get over. Before I was healed of that, I came down with a severe sinus infection. This in turn triggered another type of infection, yet another infection, and then another bodily issue. I was miserable! Of course, all of these things triggered my ME/CFS or as it has been renamed to Systemic Intolerance Exertion Disease (SIED).
I pray each and every day the Lord’s prayer, and do pray for His will to be done in my life. So if I’m praying His will to be done in my life, then why are all these bad things happening. I don’t know to be honest. What I do know, however, is that I have grown much closer to the Lord through all of this. It has driven me further into His arms, and further into His Word. So for that, I’m thankful.
Jesus warned us that we would have troubles in this life, but to take heart because He has overcome the world. Our life with Jesus is not like Joel Osteen tells us (Your best life now) — that is a lie straight from the pit of hell. Why? Because it causes people to become false converts of Christs. What?? I know, harsh, but truth. If we come to Christ only for what He can do for us, and then bad things happen, then those people will fall away. Bad things will happen in our lives. If you read the Bible at all, you will see that all of the disciples went through major trials and tribulations. Look at the Apostle Paul. He was shipwrecked, beaten, and finally beheaded. But you know what? I think that the Apostle Paul would say that that was his best life now. He had eternal salvation in Jesus Christ.
When we come to Christ, we are to repent and turn away from our sins. Not go into the relationship with Christ expecting Him to make all our dreams come true like a genie in a bottle. Jesus is so much more than that! If we go into the relationship expecting Jesus to make this our best life now, we are going to be seriously disappointed. We are to look heavenward, and we are not to love the things of this world.