Does God exist?

Like many people, maybe you've wondered if God exists. Some people think you can't prove that he exists and you can't prove that he doesn't. However, even if we can't prove that God exists the way we can prove that the sun shines or the grass grows, that doesn't mean that there isn't strong evidence for his existence. As you search for positive answers that God is real, consider the following:

Living things are evidence that God exists.

It would be illogical to say that anything that exists did not have a cause and a creator. For example, the Seven Wonders of the World, such as The Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal, are so amazing that no one would deny that someone designed them with a plan. In an even greater way, it would be illogical to say that the planets, stars, trees, mountains, oceans, and all of Creation happened by accident, without cause, without a plan, or without a designer. For this reason, some people say it takes more faith to believe that God doesn't exist than to believe he does. There is certainly a designer behind the design of all living things.

In recent years, mathematicians and other scientists have calculated the odds that life came about by random chance. According to these calculations the chances of this being possible are essentially zero. For this reason, the Bible says, "the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands" (Psalm 19:1). The Bible also says, "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth" (Genesis 1:1). And, still another passage in the Bible reads, "I am the Lord, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself" (Isaiah 44:24).

The human longing for significance and personal fulfillment is evidence for God's existence

No matter where you travel in the world, everyone—everywhere—desires emotional and spiritual satisfaction (what many people call "happiness"). Why? Because every person, whether young or old, has a "place" inside them that is unable to find complete satisfaction, no matter what they achieve or own. Some people call this our "God vacuum"—an internal place that was designed by God that can only be filled with God.

Could it be that God has created humans to know him? And could it be that one of the ways he helps us to seek a relationship with him is by giving us the capacity to feel that dissatisfaction deep inside of us?

The human desire to worship is evidence of God's existence.

No one has to tell another to find something or someone to worship. Even if a man lived alone on a desert island, he would want to worship something, such as a power higher than himself. In fact, every world religion exists because people feel a need or desire to worship something. Could it be that this is because God created us with the capacity to worship him? But perhaps our independence from God, our rebellion against him, or our distrust of him, have led us to worship things other than God. In fact, the Bible tells us that we should love God and only serve (and worship) him (Matthew 4:10).

Human conscience is evidence that God exists.

Have you ever wondered why people everywhere believe there are right ways to live? Why do all people believe that selfishness is bad? Why do people believe in right and wrong? Could it be that God has created us with an inner "conscience/' which helps us sense right from wrong, and that it is he who has placed these standards for life in our hearts and minds?

Not surprisingly the Bible says that we are made in God's image (Genesis 1:27)—that we are like him. One way that we are like him is in this capacity to know what is right and wrong. As a result, we experience a sense of guilt (wrongness) when we do something that is not right.

These are just some of the evidences for the existence of God. For additional help, you can read the Bible to learn more about what God says about himself and his ways.