Talk about a pivot. David was faced with his life’s biggest dilemma. He was born into a Jewish family, grew up pursing the American dream, currently loving his wife (and his money), and enjoying his life of selfish ambitions. But recent events had caused him to examine his whole belief system with a new lens, and new questions required new answers.
In short: David read the Bible, and he had to choose if he believed it.
As a man of logic, he reasoned that God either existed or he didn’t, and David could believe or not believe. He saw his dilemma as having four possibilities:
Option 1. God doesn’t exit, and I don’t believe He exists.
Should this be the case, I would be correct, but life would be without meaning or significance. In essence, what’s the point of it all?
Option 2. God doesn’t exist, but I do believe He exists.
In this scenario, I would be incorrect, but I would probably live my life on a higher plane. Even though life would technically be without meaning or significance, my life would be better.
Option 3. God exists, but I don’t believe He exists.
This is the absolute worst possibility. To be this wrong for eternity would be devastating.
Option 4. God exists, and I believe He exists.
This is the best of the four possibilities. Believing in God is my best bet.
David went to sleep that night silently praying, “God, if you are even up there, please help me believe in Jesus, because I could never conjure up this belief on my own.”
Little did David know he was echoing the words of Mark 9:23-24:
Jesus said to him, “If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes. “Immediately the father of the child cried out and said with tears, “Lord, I believe; help me with my unbelief!”