Recently I was asked this very question! “Is God real and how do you know He is real?”
God is real. Here is how I know:
About a year ago a friend of mine told me his father left he and his mother when my friend was three year old. After thirty-five years, he had a longing to meet his father and just find out about him. It took much searching and research online but my friend eventually found his father.
My friend called his father and told him he just wanted to come meet him and talk with him to get to know him. They did meet and shared a meal but have had no contact since. And my friend is now at peace as a result of that one meeting.
For us, at some point in our lives, we arrive at a time where we want to know who God is. Sometimes that need comes in a time of great stress or fear. For others, it may come from just the longing to know about the God of the Universe and why He cares about each one of us.
Just like my friend who had a deep desire to seek out his biological father, we often have the same desire to seek to know our heavenly Father. The great news is that when we go seeking after God, He is not hard to find. When we turn toward Him, He is right there!
My prayer for you is that God doesn’t have to get your attention in order for you to seek Him out. God is real and He wants to hear from you. Seek him out and you’ll find He is real.