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Richard Roberts

How do I know there is a God? Psalm 19:1 NKJV says, The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork.

When I stand on the shore of the ocean and look over that broad blue expanse into infinity, somehow I know there is a God. When I look at the mountains with all their power and glory and majesty, they whisper to me of the hands that made them. When I look around me and see everything in its proper place and order, I know that behind all creation is an infinite, all-powerful being called God.

But these are not the real reasons I know there is a God, for the ocean can be cold and the mountains forbidding. No, the reason I believe in God is because He has saved me and made Himself known to me over and over again. He has healed my body, my heart, and my mind. He has healed Lindsay and our children when things looked hopeless.

And I know that God is real when He works through me to bless and heal other people. When I pray for a young girl on crutches who has never walked in her life, and she takes her first steps without help, I see tangible evidence of a loving, healing God. When I preach before countless thousands at a crusade in Africa and they rush to the altar, hungry to receive Jesus, I know that a very real God has touched their lives as they’ve never been touched before.

When the world seems against you and there’s nowhere to turn, when there’s no money to pay the bills, when you have a problem that threatens to overwhelm you, you can call on God and say, “Lord, help me.” Then you can also know the reality of God’s presence in your life.