Daily Devotions

Daily Devotions

Heart Belief

Title:  Heart Belief

Reading for July 21:  Isaiah 25-28

If favor is shown to the wicked,
    He does not learn righteousness;
in the land of uprightness he deals corruptly
    and does not see the majesty of the LORD.
Isaiah 26:10

When people question God's existence they do it in spite of a mountain of evidence. God has not only shown his divine power in the heavens and in all he has made (Psa 19:1; Rom 1:20), he has blessed the world with "rain and fruitful seasons" to give us life and happiness (Acts 14:17).

So why, in spite of all of this evidence, do some still reject God?

Often it's because they don't want God in their life! They want to do what they want to do and don't want to be told otherwise.

If you are someone who is questioning God, I don't want you to misunderstand what I'm saying. I am NOT saying that there aren't legitimate questions that deserve answers. I am NOT saying that you should take a blind "leap of faith" and accept something without weighing the evidence.

But what I am saying is that if you have taken time to examine the evidence and you're still unconvinced, there may be more work you need to do on a heart level. Belief in God is not just a matter of answering the legitimate questions you might have. It's fundamentally about the heart. You can watch a 100 videos on YouTube about the existence of God and read a 1000 books on evolution verses intelligent design, but if you aren't honestly searching for God you'll never find him. If you're looking for something to confirm your disbelief and soothe your conscience, the truth about God will continue to evade you.

Father, if someone reading this is struggling with questions about your existence, soften their hearts that they might see with clear eyes what you have revealed to them about yourself.