“Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will rise up on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.”
“Those who wait upon the Lord are like Mt. Zion, unmoved by any circumstances.”
In the book of Daniel there’s an interesting reference to atheists. God is pleading with His people and he says, “Why do you worship gods that cannot see, nor hear, nor smell, nor speak, nor touch?”
We could add, “Why do you worship a god that can ONLY see, hear, smell, speak and touch?” Of course it’s atheists who do this. That’s their whole gig; bowing down to naturalism and scientism; expecting their lifeless god to carry them through life’s toughest struggles. In Daniel’s account, the King has built a statue of himself (the same as every atheist on the planet) and everyone is commanded to bow down to it. Under penalty of death, everyone does bow down to the statue that cannot see or hear or smell or taste; everyone that is, except three Hebrew captives. Can you imagine that kind of courage? The whole valley is full of thousands upon thousands of people, and all but three young men bow down in unison to this lifeless statue. Those who love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul, mind and strength remain standing in the face of formidable power.
How about you?
.Do you worship materialism?
.Do you bow down to scientism?
.Have you staked your eternity upon atheism?
.Do you worship something that can do nothing to help you in your time of need?
.When your spouse leaves you for another person, what is your atheism going to do for you? When your partner hits you or calls you names, how is your philosophy of life going to support you?
.When you get laid off from your work, or when the spot on your lung shows up in the x ray, or when your child turns against you and leaves home with some jerk who abuses her, upon what are you standing and will it hold you firm?
For atheists, your god of sight, hearing, smelling, talking, and touching will prove itself useless.