We live in a society that wants to deny the existence of God. If there is no God, there is no hell, no accountability for our actions, no sin, only life and death. But I choose to believe that God “exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NIV)
Psalm 14 begins, “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’ They are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.” (vs 1 NIV) I don’t like to call people fools. So, I will try to give the reasoning why I choose to believe.
I’m a writer, and as such, I have a pretty vivid imagination. I can’t think of anyway the spectrum of colors, the diversity of animal species, the variety of plant life, and the beauty of nature could have just happened by chance. Would anyone assume that the “Mons Lisa” just appeared? No, not without DaVinci spending painstaking hours getter every hue, every stroke just right to create this masterpiece. Romans 1:20 says, “For since the creation of the world, God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what He has made, so that men are without excuse.” (NIV)
Can you imagine what would happen if the earth suddenly slowed its rotation, or its orbit around the sun? How about if it were just a few miles closer to the sun? Or if gravity were less or ceased? Life as we know it would be radically changed or even cease to exist. One of the most brilliant minds of the 20th century, Albert Einstein, was asked by a student if he believed in God. He responded, “I believe in a Master Mathematician.” He knew that for everything in the solar system, in the universe, to run so much like clockworks, Someone had to have planned it all out and knew all the correct calculations to keep it functioning just right.
I have faith that God created the universe. I have eyes to see it. And if He can create the beauty and vastness of the universe, He can take care of what’s concerning me today.