Because I think some of your can relate to this, I thought I'd share these words from a song by India Arie (I commend the song for your listening pleasure as well — it's on the Voyage to India CD — because the music matches the words so perfectly that it's a whole "feeling" you get) —
In St. Lucia I Jumped In The Water
(It Was Like I Was Seeing It For The First Time.
It Literally Changed My Life.)
For The First Time I Understood Its Power
As I Swam, I Was Cleansed.
If I Had Any Doubts,
This Experience Cleared Them.
Now I Know For Sure That God Is Real.
I Know That It's The Truth
By The Way It Feels.
Cause I Saw Starfish And Sponges,
Fish Shaped Like Trumpets,
So Many Different Colors.
I Stayed Out There For Hours And I Only Saw A Fraction Of A Fraction Of The
Deepest Of The Deep Of The Great Blue Wide.
It Brought A Tear To My Eye.
That's How I Know That God Is Real.
All Of This Is Not By Chance.
I went snorkeling in Hawaii once. It was an overcast day and because I had flippers on, I could not walk well in the water. So, as soon as I was knee deep, I just laid down and started to swim. Immediately, my breath was taken away. Right there, in two feet of water were TONS of multi-colored fish. There was so much to see, so much to be with. I spent hours going, "holy cow, look at that. Oh my God, isn't that incredible. Wow, get a load of this!" and I don't think I got further than 400 metres from shore.
Yep, that's how I know that God is real.