Is it good to believe in God?
I have had so many conversations lately with people who are strong in their faith and in their belief in God, yet I have also encountered many others who do not believe that there is one great creator of the world. I am one of the first group I described, that believes in a higher power; I do believe in God, but I am still faced with moments of fear and uncertainty in a world full of pain and suffering.
I just found out a few hours ago that someone I cared about died unexpectedly. He had been sick, but there were other times that he was ill and in the hospital and he was able to come through it. Why didn’t he this time? Why do people get sick and suffer? Why do people lose their jobs and become homeless? Why do people become depressed and believe there is no purpose to life? Why? The list could go on.
I have never myself encountered a serious illness, nor was I ever homeless or suffered from debilitating depression, but I have met and loved people who have. I am in a season of wandering right now. I keep trying to move and to change my life, but I don’t know what direction to head. When I am faced with these situations, I often lose my way and cannot find my path, but eventually I come back to my faith, to my belief in a higher power that knows all.
With people I love struggling to rise out of the darkness of depression; another person I care about passing away today and my own uncertainty about the future, it is indeed good for me to believe in God. Maybe it sounds simplistic and even stupid to some, but I give all of my pain, suffering, anxiety and sadness to God. I cannot handle these burdens on my own; they would crush me if I tried. I am not alone in this world; God is with me through the good times as well as the bad. Those are the thoughts that lift me up and get me through these dark days.
All through my day, no matter where I go, or what I do, I am always looking for the good. I try to find the good in people, in the world, in my life or even just in my day.
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