DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I don’t really disbelieve in God, but I just don’t think about God or religion or things like that. I have a very active and happy life, so why should I bother with God? — N.P.
DEAR N.P.: As I read your letter, I couldn’t help but ask myself why you wrote it, if you’re actually as happy and as indifferent toward God as you claim to be. Could it be that down inside you’re beginning to doubt if you’re as happy as you say you are?
I hope so, because the people in the most danger spiritually are the ones who don’t think they need God. Like you, they may not disbelieve in God (although some do), but they just don’t want anything to do with him.
Perhaps (again like you) they are happy and content, although others may be angry with God or determined to live a lifestyle they know he would make them change. Whatever their reason, however, they simply leave God out of their lives.
The Bible calls them “foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear” (Jeremiah 5:21).
I pray you won’t be deceived into thinking you don’t need God, because you do. Where will you turn when life turns against you? To whom will you turn when illness strikes, or a relationship turns sour, or old age creeps up on you?
Even in the decisions you face every day you need God’s wisdom and strength to do what is right.
But even more crucial, some day you will die and face God, and then it will be too late. Don’t let that happen to you, but turn to Christ and make him the foundation of your life, beginning today. You’ll never regret it.
Write “My Answer,” Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; or go to BillyGraham.org.
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