What More Could God Do to Prove His Existence & Power?
“I’m sorry, there’s nothing more I can do.” If I had to guess, this is likely the most dreaded statement for any doctor to say and for any family to hear. If you’ve not gone through it yourself, you’ve at least seen it acted out in a movie or TV show: a patient lying in a hospital bed hooked up to numerous apparatuses keeping him alive for the moment. It’s only when the doctor comes in and utters those heartbreaking words that the finality of it all begins to become reality.
While “There’s nothing more I can do” is a dreaded statement to say and to hear in the illustration above, I believe it’s a statement God could very easily say in response to some of our most prevalent questions. While God is still active in the world today (as the sun continues to rise and set with each passing day, God is still active), is there really anything more He could do to prove to the world that He exists and is in control? What about His justice and His love? Does He really need to prove anything else?
We may be bold enough to wonder what more God could do in times of doubt. We may have ideas of what He could or should do. Then reality sets in and we can find ourselves humbled when we look to God’s Word. Been there, done that! For the next few articles, I’d like for us to consider whether there’s anything more God could do with some key questions and think them through, starting with:
- What more could God do to show His existence/power?
We’re not living in the “age of miracles” any longer, and perhaps that bothers us. We read of stories like Moses parting the Red Sea, Elijah being taken up in a fiery chariot, Jesus walking on water, Jesus healing the sick, and apostles performing miracles through the Holy Spirit. Now 2,000-plus years later, and we don’t have these works being done today.
While that’s the case, there’s an even simpler proof we could find right now and be reminded of God’s existence: look outside. Paul wrote in Romans 1:19-20, “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.”
Paul says God has shown His power in the plain, yet profound fact that He created the world. As we must remember from the very beginning of the Bible story, Genesis 1, we read over and over again that “God said” and it happened. With just His words, God formed every fiber of the physical world we live in.
So, look out your window, or even at your own self, because as David so eloquently stated in Psalm 139:13-14, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” There’s nothing more God needs to do to prove He exists and holds all power. May our soul know this very well!