Part I: Is God really there?

We’ll discuss the Old Testament another time…. If you’re new to this site, you probably didn’t come here looking to discuss scriptures. You probably came here looking for answers, inspiration, or help to life’s problems.

While I may not have the solution for what you’re looking for, I can point you in the right direction–to where you can get the inspiration you need. While I may not be able to help you immediately solve your problem, I may be able to help you see your problem from the proper perspective.

You may have wondered all your life:

If God exists, why can’t I see him? Why is it that everyone born into this world had to pass through a veil that keeps us from remembering our pre-mortal life with God? If the Plan of Salvation is so important, why doesn’t God announce it from the heavens?

After Jesus’s resurrection, he walked with two of his apostles on the road to Emmaus without disclosing himself to them:

Luke 24:15-16

15 And it came to pass, that, while they acommuned together and reasoned, bJesus himself drew near, and went with them.

16 But their eyes were aholden that they should not know him.

Why didn’t these two apostles recognize Jesus? Perhaps, they were too focused on getting to their destination. Perhaps, they were to focused on the luggage they were carrying. Perhaps, they were too focused on the road ahead of them.

Are you too focused on your destination? Perhaps, you’re too focused on the burdens you’re carrying? Are you too focused on the vain things of this world?

We needn’t fault the apostles for not recognizing the Savior. Do you recognize the role that the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, has played in your life?

Do you know that God knows your name? He knows where and when you were born. He knows the circumstances that have lead up in your life to the point that you just read this very sentence. He is acutely aware of you and your needs.

Need help? Pray to him. Then, listen for answers. PAY ATTENTION!!! How do you feel? What thoughts come to mind. Are they positive and uplifting? That answer is a “YES!” Are they negative or confusing? That answer is a “NO!”

No answer? Keep trying. Prove to God that your serious about getting an answer. You may have to pray multiple times.

Have you tried again and again and still not received an answer? You should be happy then: God trusts you to make the right decision for yourself then. Do what you think is right.

We’ll continue this discussion in the next post….

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