David says, "The fool says in his heart, there is no God." My dad, in his unbelief, has often made me to feel like the fool, and it has too often felt foolish believing. It feels foolish holding onto promises that are future, wrapping my life around commands that only make sense if God is real? Where is he as I have cried out for years for my dad to know and believe? Only he can make the fool wise, so why has he been so silent?
"The Lord looks down from heaven on the children of man, to see if there are any who understand,
who seek after God. They have all turned aside; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one."
All the unbelief of the world is going on under the watchful eye of God, and yet it is not going unnoticed for David says, "There they are in great terror, for God is with the generation of the righteous." This is what has compelled me of late to pray more fervently for my dad, to send the book, to see if there is any open door to his heart. The reality is he will either be brought to the Lord or utterly destroyed by God's anger and just judgment. Thus, my heart must not be sidetracked with self-pity and doubt, but a real sense that today is either the day of salvation or judgment. Either way it is not the day for me to be sidetracked by uncertainty and doubt.
I am not sure who that person is or those people are in your life that may not know, but don't give up and don't loose heart. Our heart should not shrink in fear or unbelief, but we should diligently pray that those around us experience the same eye and heart opening conversion that God granted us. We should go after them to hear and know that the Lord is real, good and true and that grace is available in abundance for one thing is for sure and that is that God will bring salvation to His people and restore all things to Himself:
"Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When the Lord restores the fortunes of his people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad."