Does God exist? My experience with Him!
‘The worst moment for an atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank’- Dante Gabriel Rossetti
I was watching the early morning sunrise in all its glory! It was amazing to see the darkness slowly dissolving as the splendor of sunlight gave a spectacular reddish glow to the world. I was always fascinated by the regularity of sunrise and sunset.
The whole universe is an awesome creation of God. Any normal person will agree to it, but the atheist will never concur to the existence of God. He wants physical proof that God exists!
‘Show me God and I will agree that he exists’ is the argument of the atheist. Does God have to prove himself by making his presence visible to everyone? If he appears at your beck and call, he cannot be called God. He is an experience to be felt and cherished.
My experience with God!
There was a period in my life when I led a nightmarish life of debts, a bed ridden husband and without a single penny for his treatment. Every penny I spent on my husband’s treatment was borrowed from my tenant.
I lost my husband but my agony did not stop there. The amount I borrowed from my tenant was something out of my reach. So I agreed to sell the property to him. The property was my only source of income and to sell it made me incredibly sad. ‘Where is God? He does not have the willingness to help me in my time of distress’ I was depressed that my prayers were not answered.
My daughter spoke on behalf of God.
The date for the registration was fixed and my heart thudded with anguish that I was going to lose the property. Just a few days before the registration my daughter told me ‘we will suffer if we sell the property. Don’t sell it. Talk to the tenant’. She was only seventeen when she told me this. This idea never occurred to me. Hers was the voice of God.
But I did not know how to save the property. The amount I borrowed from the tenant was huge. How will the tenant react if I tell him that I was not going to sell him the property he had always wanted?
I prayed God and asked him to be within me and talk on my behalf. He did talk!
God gave me courage to speak out my thoughts!
Gathering all my inner strength I called my tenant over and told him that I was not going to sell the property. I still do not know what I talked about and how he reacted to it. It was all over my head as my mind was reeling under the pressure of having to save the property! I had to make my tenant understand me from my viewpoint.
God helped me!
Amazingly he agreed to add the amount borrowed by me to the advance he had paid us when he rented the property. Do you know the other grace of God? My tenant agreed to the increase rent amount also. How could this miracle have happened to me? How did I recover the property which was as good as gone? I could literally feel God within me, guiding me when I needed him the most.
I will not agree to the fact that this incident in my life happened on its own and God was not the reason for it. How can a hardcore business man like my tenant agree to have the loan amount as an advance? If he had insisted that he wanted his money back, I could have done nothing. The change of his heart was God’s way of blessing me.
God should be felt!
Some people contend that since God is not seen he does not exist. It is sad that they are missing the wonderful sensation of feeling Him within you. God must be felt.
How does God help you?
- God is the anchor of your life. He is like a mother to you. Are you distressed in life? Do you think your life is not worthy? Do you need help?
God is the answer to all these questions. When you face downfall in your life you are deserted by your friends, relatives and sometimes even by your spouse. You are all alone in this cold-blooded world and you ache for comfort and solace. You feel that there is no one to come to your aid.
Be brave! Be hopeful! There is one person who will never desert you and that is God. You must place infinite faith in him and pray. The magic of God is that he does not immediately solve your problems. He places you in situations wherein you realize your mistakes and the severity of your problems make you vow never to commit the same blunders ever again.
When I reflect on so many profoundly marvelous things that persons have grasped, sought and done I recognized even more clearly that human intelligence is the work of god, and one of the most excellent’- Galilei Galileo
It takes time, but God will definitely come to your rescue. Will you believe in God only if you see him? Can you see love? Can you see sympathy, anger, and sadness?
You cannot see emotions! But you can feel it. It is the same with God. He should be felt and experienced within you! When you reach out to him you can tangibly feel him near you! He is ready to help you, guide you and bring light to your life.
© 2012 mathira