Every creation is made and is intended for a purpose.
Every invention is conceived in the mind of whoever invented them.
And nobody knows the meaning of that creation, down to its littlest details, aside from the one who made them.
A watch is made to tell time, and the watchmaker intended it to be used as such, and its ultimate purpose has already been determined by the watchmaker even before it came into fruition.
For any future errors and mistakes that the watch may encounter, the watchmaker knows how to fix them and restore them to their former glory and purpose.
The watch may function independently for a long time, but as with any other creation, time will run its course on the watch, and it will need repair sooner or later.
The same illustration can be said for us human beings, the pinnacle of the creation of God.
But with how people live today, it’s as if we’re living with no intention of following the design of our Creator.
Many people have long debated whether we need God or not to live a life of purpose and meaning completely.
Many assert, especially in this day and age, that the meaning of life should be defined by us.
But with all these beliefs, principles, and ideologies running rampant in our world, the question still remains unanswered: do we really need God? Why do we need Him? Or what do we need Him for? And why do we ask this question?
Are we trying to prove to ourselves that we are alone in this vast universe and that we can live our lives without God, or are we really longing for Him, a sense of homesickness for something that is eternal and truly beyond our comprehension, just like how it was mentioned in Ecclesiastes 3:11 a, “ He has also set eternity in the human hearts.”
I do not intend to persuade you to hold on to the things that I believe in, because that is the work of the Holy Spirit, and He will reveal Himself to you in His time, nor do I intend to be dogmatic about the belief that I hold, because just like you I am also a flawed human being in need of grace.
But let me share with you a few things, a few reasons why I believe that we need God. And there’s no better place to look for answers than His word, the Bible.
We Are Created for a Purpose
We did not randomly spring up from the ground.
The people are not here merely to just exist, and then die once our time is up.
We are made for something better, as was stated in Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
That is an amazing statement indeed, can you just imagine that the God who created the heavens and the earth chose you to do good works even before you were born?
How many of us walk this earth without knowing this wonderful truth, that we are not just sent into this world to die: no, we are created for a purpose.
And that purpose was already set in stone by God, even before you knew Him.
There may be moments in your life when you felt like lost, and living a life with no meaning at all: and that’s a lie that the enemy wants you to believe in.
Your life is meant to be lived according to the design that God intended it to be, just like how the watch was intended by the watchmaker to tell time.
And be assured that your life, your existence, is not an accident. God made you, and you are one of His precious workmanship, and because of that, your life has value.
We need God Because He is the True Source of Hope
We are living in troublesome times. Death, sickness, war, corruption, all these things run rampant across the globe.
And it’s hard to draw hope from all the hopelessness that the world we’re living in is experiencing. At times, the pain that we experience causes us to think of just giving it all up because it takes a toll on us.
And that’s what the enemy wants us to feel: hopelessness.
He wants us to feel that there’s nothing left for us to live for and that the sun will no longer shine, but God promised us otherwise.
In Isaiah 40:31, ”But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
In times of hopelessness, in times when we are too weak to stand up and continue to fight the battles that we are facing, God is reminding us that there’s hope because He is there.
Our assurance is not based on what we know about Him, because our belief is limited and at times, affected by our emotions, but the hope that we have in God is his unchanging nature.
That though times may change, His faithfulness and love never will.
We need God Because We do not Know Everything
Have you ever been to a place where everything is new to you?
Imagine that you’re a child left alone in a strange place, surrounded by strangers, and all the signs around you are written in a language you do not understand, what would you feel?
I bet that you would be scared to death, and we would be cowering in the corner, asking for help.
But it’s comforting to know that God knows everything.
He knows you from the inside out, Psalm 139 will give you a detailed description of that.
And He knows you by name, just like Moses found comfort in Exodus 33:12b, “ You have said, “ I know you by name and You have found favor in me.”
And that’s deep because God calls you by your name, and not the names that the world is giving you.
We may feel doubtful at times, and we may even question Him, but the fact that He has wonderful plans for you is reason enough for us to cling to Him.
You may not be able to find the reasons that you’re looking for as to why you need God in your life, but that doesn’t change the reality that we will always have a need for Him.
Because we are originally designed to be connected to Him, and we are wired for relationships.
And God saw that need as far back in the Garden of Eden, that is not good for a man to be alone.
And for that reason alone, we as fragile human beings, will always have a need for God, because He alone satisfies.
We may not see or hear Him audibly, but all creation speaks of His glory.
And He will use every opportunity to remind us that He will always be there.
A tap on the shoulder, an unexpected call from a friend, a breath of fresh air, the beauty of the setting sun: all these things He uses to tell us that we are wrapped in His presence.
We may ignore it, but our hearts will always long for Him because we belong to Him.
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