For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, “He catches the wise in their own craftiness”; and again, “The Lord knows the thoughts of the wise, that they are futile.” -1 Corinthians 3:19-20
Belief in God does not mean I think I know it all. Belief in God is admitting I don’t know it all and accepting that there is more than what we can physically see. Life is temporary. Our reality is temporary. We will all wither away and pass from this reality in the blink of an eye. So is our existence all pure luck and chance? Simply because there are seemingly endless galaxies, we happened to end up here on this planet that has all the perfect details worked out for life to exist? Wow, we are pretty lucky—if there’s any such thing as luck. But scientists don’t believe in luck, they believe in cause and effect. So what is our cause?
Is death the end? Death is all we have to look forward to? As we all had a beginning we have an end too? If that’s the case then what would be the point of any of it? There wouldn’t be a point. If we simply exist with no cause then why is there so much beauty? Why is there love? Why is there connection? Why are there morals? Why are there contrasts like good and evil, night and day, light and darkness? Why do we exist if we simply die and become nothing again? If we end as nothing wouldn’t that counter act our existence at all, making our own reality questionable? This brings up the questions like “are we even here?” Well the answer is yes, we are here.
In my search for truth I surrendered my life to a creator, a higher being that we call God. Through this process and seeking to know this being I have had many deep spiritual experiences. Experiences that let me know I am not alone. These experiences are my proof, they are all I need for peace. I know I am watched over and even more importantly I know I am loved. It was not the unanswered questions that led me to God but the power of His Spirit that drew me in. It wasn’t that through a debate I came to the conclusion that there must be a God, but it was through the supernatural power of things I’ve experienced and seen that I’ve come to have faith.
“Your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” -1 Corinthians 2:5
The connection I have encountered with God cannot be explained. It’s something you have to experience yourself. The signs of God are all around us. Look up at the beauty in the sky or look at the miracle of a new born life. Know that He is right there just waiting for you to turn to Him. He is right in front of all of us knocking at the door to our hearts.
Jesus said “behold I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door I will come in to him.” –Rev 3:20
With all the beauty and love in the world I have mentioned there is obviously a dark side to it. Very clearly in our world there is evil, hate, greed, lust, malice, deceit, envy and all kinds of darkness. Many humans are clearly corrupt. There is good and evil—this does not need to be argued—and we all have both in us. The Bible calls this dark side in us sin. Our sinful nature draws us to be selfish though we know it is wrong. Our sinful nature builds our pride and tells us that we are the most important thing in the universe, though again we know this to be wrong. Our sinful nature tells us we should go after the lusts of the flesh and pursue our own greed and desire for money. Our sinful nature tells us to do a lot of things, but the point is there’s something else in us that tells us this behavior is wrong. This is our God given gift of a conscience that I believe is meant to guide us to God. Through our conscience we sense that there is darkness in us. Only light can bring out this darkness. This is why we need a savior. We need help to change from our sinful ways and turn to light. This help can be found through Christ.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” -John 3:16
Christ bore the sin of the world on the cross so that we might be saved. He took on the darkness of the world and overcame it! On the cross He said “it is finished.” This was God’s plan all along and through His love He wants to know you, help you and walk with you through life, bringing you a peace that is beyond understanding.
“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” –2 Corinthians 5:21
If you feel lost in life, there is hope. If you feel like you are in bondage, there is freedom. If you feel you are unloved, you are wrong. Give God a chance for He loves you more than you could ever understand.
For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
I pray that you would have an encounter with our Creator and His love for you. I pray that you would soften your heart to hear the Lord’s call and turn your life to the light of the world—Jesus Christ!
We speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
-1 Corinthians 2:7-9