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Does Your Heart Know There Is a God?

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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, that everything is happenstance, 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. I just wonder at times how the human mind can bypass something that's natural for him to sense.

But I guess, that's not really hard to understand. Even the seasoned Christian can believe with his mind that God exists. But in his heart, doubt that from time to time.

Romans 1:20 says that even nature clues us about the existence of God. No one can be excused. He 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 tracewhich 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 HimselfHe 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.

Anyway, moving on. To know that people more prominent, more wise, more intelligent, and more whatever, than I perceive the existence of God tells me that I am quite sane. And not as crazy as God-haters around me think.

I think of these things today, because I woke up and thankfully realized once more how God has been providing for me. He is good even when I'm not. He is loving even when I'm distant. Not everyone will understand these types of sentiment. I only pray that one day, they get to experience these moments of gratefulness and understanding of the goodness of God.

So today, I give a shoutout to God of praise for how He has been rewarding me even when I've done nothing to merit perks and rewards in this life.

And I share this Scripture with 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 who 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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