When a mom doubted God’s existence, her 4-year-old daughter’s three simple words proved her wrong.
Doubting God’s existence
Brie Gowen is a devout Christian and a mom of two young kids. She has always believed that God is real and has always loved the Lord. However, there were moments in her life when her mind challenges the existence of God.
“It’s that supremely logical part of your brain that might jump up unexpectedly and whisper, ‘does He really exist. Are you sure,’” she wrote in her blog.
This does happen oftentimes but her doubtful thought would be immediately dismissed by her faith. One day, while her 4-year-old daughter was watching the television, she sat beside her and prayed to the Lord. As she was praying, she again doubted God’s existence. But after doubt passed in her mind, she prayed that God would speak to her heart.
“I’m sorry, Lord. I don’t know why I doubt, but I know I love you,” Brie prayed silently. “Please speak to my heart in a special way, and pour out your Holy Spirit upon me today.”
Brie was then reminded of a verse she read before.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” -Hebrews 11:1
In just a few minutes since she asked God to speak to her heart, God answered her prayer through her 4-year-old daughter.
“Suddenly, and out of nowhere, my 4-year-old spoke, ‘God is really real,’” she recalled.
The astonished mom then asked her daughter how did she know. The young girl’s three-word answer proved Brie’s doubts wrong and proved that God is real.
“I just know,” the young girl answered.
“I just know”
Those three words spoke to Brie’s heart. He is real because we just know. And we know that He is real because of His great love for us.
“That all-consuming love language tells me He is real. So when doubt tries to come, my spirit laughs in a tiny, musical voice, and it says, ‘I just know.’ I just know. And after His truth came out of my 4-year-old’s mouth, I don’t think I’ll ever doubt again.”
Reference: Faith It