- Alex Tan (via perfect)
Anonymous asked: If there is a God why do so many people disbelieve or doubt ?
Hello, beloved! There could be many reasons why people disbelieve or doubt God. One that I’ve observed is that there is always something that’s holding them back— a weakness, a bad memory, a belief that they’ve gotten from the world, or a fear.
We are made to believe that we can reach and do anything that we want if we just give all our best and give all we’ve got. We can reach happiness, that promotion, be the kind of person we want to be, and do everything by our own strength, education, and efforts. However, as we go through life in this way, we realize that first, we can’t do it on our own. Second, happiness and satisfaction can’t be found even if we acquire all the things.
And so we struggle to find out where we should go. But we can’t believe in God because there are some scientists who say He does not exist and you have to act intellectual. Or because God can’t exist because there is so much trouble in the world (if He does, why does not He just solve everything?). There are some people, though, who do not want to believe in God because they have been told that they can’t come to Him since they are like this or like that.
Nevertheless, whatever may be our reason for not running to His arms faster than light, God will still exist. And He cannot stop loving us.
Believing in God, for me, is not about trying to win a theological debate, or trying to brag to people. Believing in God is a personal decision— it is admitting that you need Someone who is greater than you, whose love for you will never end. Trusting does not have anything to do with what other people may think— it’s about making the best decision you’ll ever make.
Eventually, people will realize that God is who they need. They may admit it, or not. But I pray that they will admit that need. And accept His love. God has done everything for us. He does exist. He really, really does. The kind of culture we have right now does not stop Him or change Him. He will always be the same.
It would be awesome if people knew that Christianity is more than a set of rules. It is a relationship with God.