• Grace Ehlers

why do i believe in God

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”

Corinthians 5:7

Wow, it feels like forever since I have sat down to write. I took a little bit of a break to reflect and pray over my writing. It was nice to be able to do that, but let me just say, I am so happy to be back.

Quick Update : Another reason it took me a little bit to get back into writing, my husband and I were trying to figure out what our next step would be in regards to me traveling. In the midst of deciding between visits or a prolonged stay (since the outage season was wrapping up), my husband got his date for coming home. It turned out to be the day I would have left to go stay with him. I was busy packing, then unpacking, cleaning the house, grocery shopping, and anything else I needed to do for my husband’s return.

It was a long two months and (about) a week, but we persevered as always. Now, he will be off for the summer, and we intend on making it one full of fun memories. It will be hard to top getting engaged last summer, but I have no doubt our first summer as a married couple will be amazing.

With all that being said, let’s jump into today’s topic, why do I believe in God?

(**Disclaimer: I can only fit so much into one blog. This is my summarized version of why I believe in God. Other Christians' answers may differ from mine, but at the end of the day, we, Christians, all believe in the same God.)

"And He said: 'Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 18:3

This is a heavy question that I have reflected on since I was tiny. I remember being a young and naive**(scroll to bottom for explanation on wording) kid that truly believed that everyone believed in God. I was raised Christian, and even at a young age, it just made sense to me.

I saw the world around me, and thought, “Yeah, someone had to have made this.

When I struggled with anxiety and cried for my parents, they would tell me, “God is with you wherever I go.” I thought, “Okay, at least, I have someone that I know who is always with me.

When the discussion of death came up, I was told, "If you believe Jesus died for you, you have nothing to worry about, Grace." I'd think about all the times I heard about Jesus's birth and resurrection and think, "Well, of course, I believe in Him. He had to die. Wouldn't it be mean not to?"

So when an old friend of mine told me in elementary school that there is no god, my world didn’t seem so black and white anymore. And that’s when I started really thinking about why I believe in God when others don’t.

If you read my book, “Party Pooper: Growing up with Anxiety”, it’s very easy to pick up on how much of a deep thinker I have been all of my life. Keep in mind that this is coming from a kid that cried on her 8th birthday, because she realized the older she got, the older her loved ones got. She didn’t want to be left behind… I really did think too much. It was a good thing sometimes, and other times… not so much haha.

In this case, it was and has been a good thing. Going back to what I said earlier, “it just made sense.” I would say I have kept that mentality all throughout my life. In the Bible verse up above (Matthew 18:3), it expresses the importance of having a childlike faith. Although, I have a deeper understanding of God, my faith is still very much like it was when I was younger. I could get into the science of why I believe. I could discuss the theology to back up my words. But those two things aren’t the REASON I believe, they are just reassurance in what I already believe.

The reason I believe in God is because I see God in everything.

I don’t need God to open up the heavens and reveal Himself to me. We are supposed to have faith in what we can’t always see perfectly. That's what faith is all about.

However, I do believe He shows Himself to us if we look and listen hard enough.

“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities- His eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” Romans 1:20

I love sunsets. I remember when my youngest sister was about four, we were out on a lake, and the sky was all pink and orange. She turned to my mom and asked “Who painted that?” My mom without even the slightest hesitation told her, “God did.” My little sister saw the sky as a painting, and in a more complicated and scientific way, that’s what it is. Anytime the sky is slightly colored, I notice. All I think when I see a sky full of colors is, “He didn’t have to make this world so beautiful, and yet, He went above and beyond.”

I was homeschooled for five years, but my mom taught us about as many religions as she could. We also had to learn all about Evolution. We weren’t sheltered from science. My dad has PhD in Analytical Chemistry. So, while I am blabbing on about the beauty in this world, I understand the science behind it too.

I don’t believe science disproves God. The world is so perfectly made, and in my eyes, it absolutely proves God.

“For I know the plans, I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Sunsets aren’t the only thing I see God in. When I look at my husband, I think about how God made him, and God knew before my husband was even born that he would marry me. My husband and I do the exact same thing all the time, and whenever it happens, he will say, “It’s because we are meant to be together.” We laugh, but we mean it. When I look at my husband, I am reminded of God’s promise for us. He knows who and what we need all throughout our entire life.

I see God when I look at my family who helped me get to where I am today. I see God working in the hearts of many. I see God in every good thing imaginable. I see God in every single one of my blessings.

I also see God in my hardest battles, but not because He’s to blame.

I see the darkness and evil in this world, but don’t get evil mixed up with God. There’s a whole lot to say when it comes to that topic. Christian or not, we will all be tested everyday by something. That’s why I choose to believe. We don’t have to fight these battles alone. I have been through many, but every time, God equipped me and got me through them.

Even in my doubt and anxiety, all I need is a tiny bit of faith in God to move my mountains.

“He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20

There’s beauty. There’s science. There’s comfort. There’s hope. There’s joy. There’s love.

I believe in God, because I believe He is all of those things and much more. To me, it really does just make sense. And when I die and go to heaven, I want God to know that from the time I began thinking to the end of my life... I believed that Jesus died for us to live. Not because I don't want to be mean, but because I know with everything in me that what He says to be true is true.


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**When I refer to myself as a naive child, I am referring to being naive in thinking that no one had any other beliefs. I am not calling my young self naive for being a Christian.

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