When people look at life and this world we live in, some ask the question, “How can you believe in God?”, knowing that they don’t, while others ask, “How can you not believe in God?”, knowing that they do. Each seems so sure.
Having chosen, in the course of my life, to be on each side of the question, I sympathize with those who can’t seem to bring themselves to believe that God exists. I pray for them, knowing faith to be the first step to seeing things that one is blind to see before belief.
I remember all to well my foolish heart that tried to push the knowledge of God out of my thoughts and life. David describes my former thinking and attitude in Psalm 14:
To the choirmaster.
The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”
They are corrupt,
they do abominable deeds,
there is none who does good.
The LORD looks down from heaven on the children of man,
to see if there are any who understand,
who seek after God.
They have all turned aside;
together they have become corrupt;
there is none who does good,
not even one.
Have they no knowledge,
all the evildoers who eat up my people as they eat bread
and do not call upon the LORD?
There they are in great terror,
for God is with the generation of the righteous.
You would shame the plans of the poor,
but the LORD is his refuge.
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
When the LORD restores the fortunes of his people,
let Jacob rejoice,
let Israel be glad.