Did you know that the default for a human being is to believe in God? According to a recent Pew research study, 90 percent of Americans believe in God. However, I’m willing to bet that 100 percent of people in say, African jungles, believe in Him. Children believe in Him, too, until they’re taught not to. This is because our natural state is one of belief; it is built into us to look around in awe and understand that there must be a Maker — a Creator of all the glory that we perceive with our senses.
The world is full of the Lord’s glory; I believe we see it all around us all the time, and science is constantly making new discoveries about the wonder of creation. One of the greatest discoveries made by Albert Einstein in the 20th century is that all matter is energy. Another scientist said that all matter is frozen light. So, if you imagine the tiniest atom and pretend that you’re holding it in your hand, even though you can’t see it or feel it, you can split it open and see tons of power flowing from it. Although it’s just one tiny molecule, there’s loads of life and energy trapped in it. When you multiply that times billions, it’s easy to come to a place of awe of the Creator and His Creation. You see, God’s world is great and powerful, full of life, and perfectly orderly. Simply admiring His handiwork is enough to enable us to trust His ability to care for us.
Friend, I believe you have an innate desire to discover the goodness of God! In Matthew 7:7 Jesus said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” You are designed to live in an ever-deepening relationship with the One who made you. He readily reveals Himself to the one whose heart isn’t hard. I beg you, please don’t allow your desire for sinful things to stifle and shut out the voice of Jesus. He is ready and willing to speak to you, both through His creation and by the power of His Holy Spirit working in your heart. You are His child and He delights in knowing you and making Himself known! Isn’t this amazing news?