Coming from a religious background, I strongly believe in God. I believe in a Heaven. I believe that God has sent each one of us to earth for a purpose. And that purpose is to help and love one another. Not destroy humanity. You may ask if God does exist, why is there so much evil. Through my religion and my personal experiences, I believe people allow evil. God gave us the ability to choose right from wrong and some people choose wrong. Unfortunately, wrong decisions can lead to serious and evil consequences.
Throughout my life, I have questioned God for many reasons – why did you take people I love away so soon or why do I have to struggle? Though I ask Him those questions, I am still holding on to my faith. I never lose it even when in doubt. I take a moment to pray. Through prayer, I begin to understand and accept my struggles and pain. Though it is not easy to do, it is attainable. I know because I hold on to my faith, and I look around at all the blessings my God as bestowed upon me.
Whether or not God exists is up to each person. Some do not believe in a higher power. Some firmly believe. And there is nothing wrong with not believing. Believing in a God is entirely up to you. But if you believe, you know He is on your side even during your lowest times. When you are feeling hopeless, you pray. And when you pray, you stand up again. You are ready to take on your hardest challenges and look forward to brighter days.
Here are three reasons why you need God in your life:
Capacity to help others
You know about helping other people in time of need. You have done it before. But have you helped others while you needed help yourself? In other words, you are battling something strong in your life, but you put it aside to extend a helping hand to someone else. You put your needs and wants on hold to give that person a sense of love and hope.
You start to believe it is easier to give up. The struggle is just too hard. For example, you lose your job. You realize there is not enough money to support your family and you have no one to depend on. Finding a job is not as easy as it sounds. It is taking too long. At a time of desperation, you turn to your God. You pray to Him, and suddenly you gain strength. You do not lose hope. You know things will get better. You will find a solution because you have a family to support and in God all good things are possible.
You feel lost. Things in your life are going from bad to worse. Obviously, it is hard to think of the positive during these times. Nevertheless, letting your God into your life can give you the guidance you need to overcome the bad. Perhaps you are so involved in what is not going right, that you do not give yourself the time to think clearly. Consider taking 5 minutes out of your day to pray for guidance. You may not get the answer you are looking for right then and there. But if you talk to someone about your dilemma, that person may give you the answer you've been looking for.
Mayra Colón is a freelance writer, former independent author and avid reader. She holds a MBA from the University of Phoenix and completed the Freelance Writing and Selling Online course from Rutgers University of Arts and Sciences.