You Can’t See Him, So What’s Your Proof?
You are correct. I have never seen God. Then again, no one has. (John 1:18.) One of my favorite reminders is that no one has ever seen the wind, but we know it is there. We can feel it and see it’s effects. Well, I feel God and see His effects too.
I do grapple with this though. When people ask me why I believe, it is hard to put into words. It is hard to describe the feeling. It is also hard to explain, because I too have doubts from time to time. I believe that is only natural. Even the disciples doubted! Thank goodness I am not the only one.
I also get frustrated that I don’t “see” Him. I mean are we just supposed to go on good faith and give our lives to a belief with no physical proof of actuality? Ah, but wait, we do have physical proof. The Holy Land. You’re telling me The Holy Land and all its historical landmarks are made up? What about the Bible? A book written over 2000 years ago that is still relevant today. These questions and answers are the conversations I often have with myself.
Then there are things I simply can’t explain, but I feel. A comfort when I should be panicking. A peace when everything around me is chaos. A major attitude adjustment and new way of thinking almost overnight that can only be explained by divine intervention.
But there is this other thing. My dreams. I truly believe God talks to me in my dreams. It’s the best way He can get through my thick, stubborn head. And I am not alone in this. God has been spoken to others in their dreams:
- “an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt.” –Matthew 2:19
- “That night the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream, and God said, ‘What do you want? Ask, and I will give it to you!’” –1 Kings 3:5
What Did He Say?
There have been some very distinct dreams I will never forget, each taking hours to type out and illustrate. Maybe another day. The most recent one however makes me smile every time of I think of it.
Ever get to a point where you are tired of being strong all the time? Not wanting to put on that brave face the next day? As I went to bed, I was drained. I needed a break. Thinking before I drifted off to sleep, “what next Lord, because I need some rest.” Rest I got. And a beautiful experience.
I am not fully sure all that transpired, but what I do remember is absolute peace and then, the most beautiful music. But not music, a sound, a singing, I can’t explain it but I will do my best.
Imagine the most peaceful music you have ever heard or can think of. Majestic. Calm. Captivating. And through it all, a whisper, “You are not alone.” There was light, warmth, comfort, and an absolute serenity of it all. It was amazing. I woke up in awe. Speechless. And you better believe I felt comforted and renewed.
He Is With Us.
No, I do not have physical proof. There are no photos of me and God drinking coffee. But what I do have is The Holy Spirit.
And the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for. But the Holy Spirit prays for us with groanings that cannot be expressed in words. Romans 8:26
I cannot give definitive proof. I wish I could. It would help my doubts a lot more and probably make me a better witness. For now, I leave you with this. I hope it gives you encouragement and hope.