As it has been said, “Everybody has a God shaped hole in their hearts,” and this causes people to fill it up with God, or some other god-- like drugs and alcohol, children, money, food, music, and so on. One of the best ways to know God is through Bible study. I highly recommend “The Message,” a paraphrase of the Bible by Eugene Peterson. If you have never read the Bible, I would recommend starting with this. I believe that the Bible is a love letter to us from God.
Bono of U2 visited Eugene Peterson who is the author of “The Message.” Here is a You Tube of some of their conversation. It is about 20 minutes long. Also, you can catch Tony Evans on the radio. Go here to listen.
As I watch the news I see the sadness in the lives of those who don’t know God. Without God their worldview has become twisted. A best selling book by Ta-Nehisi Coats called “Between the World and Me,” is beautifully written, but has no hope expressed throughout. This author’s father was a member of the Black Panthers. Again that organization as well as Black Lives Matter has no hope in God. They are covering their fear by becoming angry and dismissive of others. With God, through faith in Jesus Christ, perfect love casts out fear—I John 4:18.
Christians must turn to God in prayer and seek Him for the lives of the lost. We can do nothing else.