Does God really exist?
Before I answer that, let me ask you another question,
Does the Bermuda triangle really exist?
I mean, I have heard people say if planes go there they do not return. Some say there is paranormal activity or some supernatural activity there hence the disappearances, some say it has got to do something with extraterrestrial presence and yet others say, UFO!
But do I really know for sure? How can I know, unless I go there myself? I will just believe what other people say right? Yea, it’s the same. You or I cant figure out whether God really exists until you go and understand Him by yourself.
Exploring Bermuda Triangle!
Now please don’t mistake me, don’t think I’m asking you to explore the Bermuda triangle and try to solve its mystery.
I am asking you to solve something much easier, that is the existence of God. Its not even a mystery because His presence is already with you , its just a matter of you noticing it.
Now if you think you can figure out who God is based on your current situations or what you have or do not have in your life, well my friend that’s not how you assess His presence. God is not your genie or your computer program solely to give you the results you ask for.
The question you really need to ask is not whether He exists or whether He doesn’t exist instead who He really is?
Who Is God?
If you know Him and are patient enough to listen to Him rather than you just doing the talking and asking all the time then you will know, not only His existence and presence, but also his personality.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.– James 4:8
No, I cant tell you who He is .Maybe I can, but it will be like explaining the Bermuda triangle. You can get facts, myths and theories when someone else tells you but not a personal experience .
Again, let me highlight, I don’t want you to deduce God’s character/ personality by calculating your bitter life experience and limit it to “your suffering”, “your loss”, “your gains” or stupid questions of which you don’t deserve to know the answer like “but why is he/she suffering if God exists”.
God helps with troubles as He helps with joys but NO, He doesn’t deserve your rating based on your deduction of what you expect of how His actions should be in your life or other people’s lives.
The only way to know who He really is to keep your assumptions of how He should be and demands of what you require from Him aside and genuinely seek to know who He actually is. His character. His behavior. His personality. His likes. His dislikes.
But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul. – Deuteronomy 4:29
And let me tell you this for sure, you WILL get an answer, if you genuinely seek Him wholeheartedly. This I can guarantee you!! No, Really!! I did, so can you!
You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.- Jeremiah 29:13
I am no saint. If I can, you can too. FYI, You don’t need to be a saint to be able to access God . Jesus made “access to God” available for us many years ago. So if you think you can’t access God, you are right, but since Jesus did die on the cross and nailed your sin and shame on the cross hence now you are free, free to fully access God and know for yourself what He is capable of, who He really is and how much He really values you.
Are you judging God based on how you want “God” to be?
It is important not to judge Him or expect Him to behave according to your definition of how “God” should be because, when Jesus was hung on the cross many mocked Him saying, if you really are the son of God like you claim then come down now and then we will believe.
Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!” In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. “He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the king of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him. He trusts in God. Let God rescue him now if he wants him, for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” In the same way the rebels who were crucified with him also heaped insults on him.- Matthew 27: 39-44
But that was not what He was meant to do. He had a much bigger purpose , a bigger task much more important than just coming down from the cross and proving His power to all the people who demanded a miracle for that moment.
The King at whose name every knee bows (Phillipians 2:10), had to die painfully and helplessly in front of His mockers instead of trying to prove His power just because according to people’s definition “coming down miraculously from the cross” would make them believe.
They wanted an at-the-moment miracle. Even today we are like that. We want an at-the-moment miracle. Some of us judge “God ” like that, based on his “prove-to-me at-present-and-then-i-will-believe” kind of attitude. But why God does what He does is far beyond what you can think and imagine.
For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways My ways,”
declares the Lord.
“As the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are My ways higher than your ways
and My thoughts than your thoughts. – Isaiah 55:8-9
He does not think for just at-the-moment situations like we humans do. He has a divine plan and purpose much bigger than your “at-the-moment” and hence He has a divine way, a way He doesn’t need to prove to you now, and even if He does you may not not be able to comprehend now but that which you will understand why later.
So my dear friend. Just Relax! God sees your pain. He knows and understands your needs. Some things make sense only later. Some things you cant see now . Some things only God knows. That’s why He is God. Thank God that the all-knowing sovereign God does really exist. What would we have done without Him?
Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me. – Psalms 139:7-10