Too Good to Be True?

Have you ever met someone who told you they didn’t believe in God because it seemed too good to be true?

My cousin and I were discussing this question because, in her words, “In high school, I overheard this one guy talking to his friends and he said something like, ‘I want to believe in God, but if He existed, I feel like it would make more sense for him to care about world hunger or peace or something.  A God that cares about me?  Why would the God of the universe want to listen to me ask for help with a girl I like?'”

I’ve never heard this argument against a personal God before, but it actually makes a lot of sense in my mind; Christianity does seem too good to be true.

But, here we are!

God not only cares for our everyday problems, but He also cares about world poverty; spiritual and material.  In fact, He cares so much for our spiritual poverty that He sent his Son to die to eliminate the problem.  HOW AWESOME IS THAT?

The cool thing is, because of the spiritual rags-to-riches stories (called testimonies) of the most spiritually rich and healthy people in the world (called Christians), we can also help alleviate material poverty as we target the spiritual poverty of everyone, even those in first-world countries.  We call people who do this “missionaries” because they are on a mission from God.

Since we are His workers, He takes care of us.  That means that no problem is too big or too small for Him to care about and address.  He cares about every aspect of our lives because we care about those aspects.  We’re His children, His beloved.

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the greatest Gospel (Greek for “good news”) you’ll ever hear.  The best part?  It’s not too good to be true.


P.S. I accidentally spelled “Squid” without the vowels but with a “y” instead, and now I’m in love with that spelling.  Soooo I’m going to try signing off like that for a while and see how it goes!

P.P.S. I Googled Sqyd to make sure it wasn’t anything secretly terrible or something, but the only thing that came close was “sq yd” which is shorthand for square yards.  I am absolutely OK with that! 😀

7 Replies to “Too Good to Be True?”

  1. Amen, Sqyd! 🙂 I love this post!

    btw….a friend of mine and I have a blog on prayer called Sisters on Our Knees. We’ve started a series where we’re highlighting prayer warriors (historical or present day). I was wondering if you would be interested participating. 🙂 It would be an interview style blog post about what prayer means to you personally. I totally understand if this isn’t something you can fit in your life right now (I saw that list of what you’ve been doing lately, and know you’re very busy! XD), but, if you are able to join along, we’d love to have ya share! 🙂

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  2. Hey Sqyd! How you express your faith through these great blog posts is beyond me (brownie points for T-Mac reference?). You are an amazing writer and I’m so proud to call you my friend. Keep this up!!! You’re great at this.

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    1. Awwww, thank you, Reagan!! Yaasss, brownie points awarded!
      You’re so sweet and encouraging; it’s me who is proud to call you my friend. 🙂
      Thank you and miss you bunches!!


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