Day 19 – Jan 19 – More faith to believe in evolution

Today’s verse:
Isaiah 64:4
For since the beginning of the world
Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
” (NKJV)

Watching the world around me makes me wonder. When I see the full moon, I am amazed at how pretty it can be. I am amazed at the technology it uses – you know, reflecting the sunlight, revolving around the earth and all. The earth’s distance from the sun is perfect for the sustenance of life on this planet. Any closer, we would get burned up. Any further, we would be freezing. And the evolutionists say that all this came to be from nowhere. That it all happened some day, some time by chance!

My body makes me wonder. I got a sore throat and cold recently and realized the function of the nose and process of breathing, that I take for granted every other day. The epiglottis is a flap that lets air pass down the wind pipe when I am breathing. It closes the same pipe when I am eating or drinking food. When I have some trouble in my tummy, I get a headache sometimes. I am told this is caused by a nerve called the “Vagus Nerve” that connects most organs with the brain. Sure evolution decided it is best for us to have some sort of a communication system within the body to manage all this. Evolution, somehow, decided that we needed two eyes, one nose, two ears and one mouth.

I would have given evolution the benefit of doubt if we are dealing with one or two things. But so many systems. So many complex things around us. what are the chances of all this around us coming into being, the evolution way? I’d give it 0%.

I like what Mark Lowry, christian comedian says, “I would be an atheist too, if I had that much faith. It takes a lot of faith to believe all the order around us evolved from some gaseous belch in the universe, six billion years ago. You know, order never comes from chaos, unless someone puts it together.” It is impossible for me to believe that all this around us – the earth, birds, animals, water, air, gravity, DNA, nervous system and so much more just came to being by accident. No way.

I refuse to believe we are not built for a purpose. I refuse to believe I am just a result of some accidental catastrophe somewhere. I refuse to believe that all this beauty around me was not planned by an amazing creator. I refuse to believe these lies.

How do I know? How can I be sure that there is a God? How do I know that all this was planned? Because I had a conversation with Him this morning. Because I have a relationship with Him. You can too. He reveals Himself to those who seek Him.

There is no doubt in the existence of God. But there are definitely doubts in our relationship with Him. But it really is our choice to clear that up. It is as simple as,”Lord, I believe in You”.

Pray in your own words: If you have doubts, tell it to Him. Tell Him you would like to know. Tell Him you want to know the truth. You want that relationship with your Creator.

Daily Bible Reading: Genesis 46-48 (Old Testament), Matthew 13: 1- 30 (New Testament). (Click here to read)
(This plan is a yearly plan where you can read the full Bible in a single year.)

Paul had a problem. Some say it was a medical issue. Some say it was spiritual. Whatever it was, Paul was disturbed by it and he wished, like a lot of us, it would go away or be taken away from him. But God told him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Paul did not want strength. He wanted healing. He wanted deliverance. He would rather walk free than take each step in pain. He would rather do it himself than having to depend on others.

These are not answers we want to hear. We want our problems resolved instantly. We want instant solutions. Sufficient Grace and Strength In Weakness are not cans we would pick up in the supermarket. We would rather take something that says “Instant Relief” or “Do-It-Your-Way Solution”.

Paul had a problem and God says, “That’s fine. I will give you the strength you need to get through it.” When God says that, you need to realize He is giving Himself to be with you through the situation. He is willing to wait it out with you or take the bus or walk with you.

What is God telling you about your situation? Are you looking for answers? Will you be willing to settle for grace? Willing to be strengthened in your weakness? Maybe you don’t know and that is perfectly fine. Just remember not to fight him. You will be surprised how amazing his grace can be and the only thing you need in your situation.

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