Column: God will keep you on track

Does God exist?

I don’t see how anyone can approach the facts with an open mind and deny the existence of God. Based on the evidence, I have no problem inviting you to place your faith in an invisible God.

I placed my faith in God as a child, and I have given my life to proclaiming his truth. I have considered all of these facts many times over the years, and I have concluded that for the reasons I have mentioned in this series that I am firmly convinced a loving God does exist.

I have not seen him, but I have found that you can know him personally. In the words of the old hymn, you ask me how I know he lives? He lives within my heart, and he wants to live in yours, as well.

Perhaps the spirit of God has been speaking to you. Maybe you have sensed something in your heart that seems to affirm what you have read. What do you do with that?

In Revelation 3:20, Jesus said, “Look! I stand at the door and knock. If you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in … ” If you have sensed the Lord knocking at the door of your heart, would you invite him in? Are you willing to take a step of faith and say yes to him today?

In James 4:8, we are told if we will come close to God, God will come close to us. There will always be a gap between what we can “know” and what we must simply “believe.” Whether you choose to acknowledge God’s existence or not, either decision involves an element of faith.

My prayer for you is that you will place your faith in God and that your faith in our great God will continue to grow.

I readily admit there is so much about God that I do not fully understand. I still choose to trust. God’s ways are higher than my ways, and his thoughts are higher than my thoughts (see Isaiah 55:8-9). In the end, I am willing to let God be God, even when I don’t understand everything.

I follow the admonition of the Proverb writer to “Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.” (Proverbs 3:5-6 from The Message paraphrase)

Steve Greene is the lead pastor of The Point in Seymour. Read his blog at or email him at [email protected].