Have you ever wondered why those who do not know Christ as Lord can't seem to understand why others do? Something that seems so clear to me, as a believer, seems like foolishness to unbelievers.
In the book of First Corinthians, Paul the apostle, spoke of those who wanted something that would prove to them the reality of Christ. Greeks wanted wisdom and the Jews wanted a sign. The world in all its supposed wisdom could not see the truth about Christ, and the Jews would not accept any sign, although many were indeed given.
My wife and I have raised our kids in the church and by the Word of God or at least we thought we did. However, at this point the result is rather discouraging. Neither of our boys profess faith in who Christ is. They are quite caught up in the philosophy and thinking of the world. They might as well be "Greek" or "Jewish," as it seems like foolishness to them. They are okay with us thinking that way, but as yet have not seen it to be true for them.
Proverbs 16:25 states a profound thought, "There is a way that seems right to a man but its end is the way to death" The frightening reality of this statement is that a person can go through life thinking they are right in their mind and heart, only to discover that they were wrong. And at that point, it's too late.
I don't want that for my boys or for anyone else. God wants the best for you and for me and that is to live our lives under the truth of who he is. When this is in place, all other things fall into line. This does not mean that a believer has no problems but rather that the believer does not have to fear. They can face anything with the peace of God in their life.
Proverbs again says in 16:9 that "The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." Here we see what happens when a man or woman is centered in Christ. The way they plan their lives may not be perfect and without error, but the end result is that God watches over them and establishes their steps. So much so, that he (God) will "...make even his enemies to be at peace with him" (16:7).
I want this for me and I want it for my boys. I hurt when the choices they make hurt them and sometimes others around them. I long for them to commit their way to the Lord but I can't make it happen. I am committed to praying for them and will continue to keep that promise.
Perhaps you are in the same life boat. You have those whom you love, friends or family members who just don't get it. That is, they don't see why you and I love the Lord so much that we trust him completely. Someday, I hope they do. May God bless you as you keep that faith and as you share it with those whom you love the most.