Does Your Heart Know There Is a God?
How does the atheist dismiss the existence of God? It is more natural to believe in the existence of God than to believe there is no one above and beyond us, or that everything is happenstance, or that the system of the universe is more out of pure luck.
Isn't it more logical to believe there is a higher being who is holding all these together? Isn't it more reasonable that it is not luck but blessing and providence from Someone looking over us.
I don't know how the mind of an atheist works. It's a wonder how the human mind can bypass something that's natural for us to sense. We quickly hold God responsible for all the bad things happening around us. But rarely do we acknowledge and credit Him for all the great things coming our way.
Even a seasoned Christian can believe with the mind that God exists. But in his or her heart, doubt that from time to time.
Romans 1:20 says that nature clues us about the existence of God. No one can be excused. No one cannot claim ignorance.
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Blaise Psacal, a prominent mathematician and inventor of the Pascaline calculator, talked about something in man that makes him aware of God's existence. He was right on the mark to share these words with us:
What is it, then, that this desire and this inability proclaim to us, but that there was once in man a true happiness of which there now remain to him only the mark and empty trace, which he in vain tries to fill from all his surroundings, seeking from things absent the help he does not obtain in things present? But these are all inadequate, because the infinite abyss can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object, that is to say, only by God Himself. He only is our true good, and since we have forsaken him, it is a strange thing that there is nothing in nature which has not been serviceable in taking His place. (page 80 of Pansees)
Here is Encyclopedia Britannica's profile of him:
You can also read Lemelson N-MIT's brief biography for more information on this renowned scientist.
People more prominent, more wise, and more intelligent than I perceive the existence of God So, that tells me I am quite sane and not crazy as God-haters around me might say.
Today, I thankfully realize once more how real God is. He is good even when I'm not. He is loving even when I'm distant. He blesses and rewards me even when I fall short.
For one who believes in our God, know that moments of gratefulness and understanding of the goodness of God keeps one positive, content, and confident in this life. So, think of Him. Thank. Praise.
For someone who hasn't thought about God, give Him a chance. Challenge yourself to find Him first, before even dismissing His existence at once. Scriptures say that the heart that truly wants to search and know that there is a God WILL FIND the answer He needs.
From one man he made every nation of the human race to inhabit the entire earth, determining their set times and the fixed limits of the places where they would live, so that they would search for God and perhaps grope around for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. For in him we live and move about and exist.(Acts 17:26-28. NET)
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