God is with the righteous generation
(PSALM 14:5 NASB)
The “righteous” are those who not only believe in God, but they seek God, want to know God, and want to live for God. God is seen primarily not by the eyes in their head but by the eyes in their heart.
Does this describe you? This is what relationship looks like. He is with you. You cannot have a relationship with God until you know God personally, which means you believe he exists and you engage in a relationship with him. You can have a real relationship with God only by faith, and that bothers a lot of people, but it shouldn’t.
You can know God. You can talk to God. You can walk with God. You can experience God. You can spend eternity with God. God will not force himself on you. You can (if you choose) deny the reality to God. But you can (if you choose) delight in a relationship with God.
52 Weeks Through the Psalms
By faith, those who were once lost become saved. We who were blind now see, as the great hymn “Amazing Grace” reminds us. Believing in Christ is the beginning of our Christian walk, but it’s certainly not the end. Day by day we have new opportunities to walk by faith. To pray by faith. To experience God by faith.
But Christians aren’t the only ones who live by faith. Even the atheist lives by his or her faith that God doesn’t exist. It’s not a matter of having or not having faith it’s a matter of where we place it. Faith in God never disappoints.
James Merritt. 52 Weeks Through The Psalms Devotional. Harvest House Publishers. Eugene, Oregon, 2018.