Is heaven real? I want to believe it is, but it is so hard to understand. Can you help me?
What a great question! I am sure that many would answer this question much better than I can. No one on earth who has died has come back to tell us about it except for Jesus Christ. Some people have said that they have been given a brief encounter of what heaven is like and have written books about it. However, the book I read is my most prized possession, and that is my Bible. In fact, when I die, all my Bibles will be left for my grandchildren. They will see my own handwritten markings of special events, etc. in my life and how faithful God has been through the good times and not so good times. The Bible tells me that heaven is real. I believe it because God’s Word says it exists. It is the dwelling place of God. There are passages in the Bible that will tell you about heaven. For all of God’s children who have placed their trust in Him, He has a great plan for all of us when we die. I believe that there is enough proof about heaven but not too much. Otherwise, we would all want to leave this earth to be there. I would encourage you to search the scriptures for yourself and ask God to reveal the truth to you. The Holy Spirit is available to help us and guide us to all truth.
Let me end with the words of Jesus. Jesus who walked this earth and had witnesses to his being here on earth said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also’’ (Matthew 6:19-21). Jesus himself said that heaven is a real place.
Jesus was also speaking to the crowds and his disciples on the mountainside and said, “Rejoice and be glad because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:12).
As you allow the Holy Spirit to speak to you and guide you, I believe you will come to the same conclusion that heaven is real. I will be praying.