My 5-year-old daughter asked me the question
How does she know God exist, if she is unable to see Him?
This question stumped me on how to answer because I wanted to explain in a way she could truly comprehend. So I pondered for a couple of days and then the answer was revealed to me while blowing bubbles on a slightly breezy day.
The object lesson from the Holy Spirit to me was to answer that God is like the wind.
We have never been able to truly see the wind like we see something tangible such as the trees or flowers but we are aware of its presence. We see its existence through the movement of the leaves on the trees, the grass in the field and, my daughter's favorite, the blowing of bubbles. We feel it on our skin as it rushes past us and by the sounds, it creates as it passes by other objects.
This is the same with God! As our relationship with Him deepens through prayer and study of the Bible, we begin to become aware of His existence. This is even echoed in Romans 1:20 KJV which states "for the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:"
If you have not had an encounter with God, remember Jeremiah 29:13 KJV says "and ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart." So don't give up the search because just like the wind, God will make His presence known!