Just within the last few days,
I’ve read and heard so many different things about when people feel like God is “distant.”
I don’t understand that. You feel HE is distant?
Don’t you mean that YOU are being distant from Him?
How can you feel that He is distant? HE hasn’t fulfilled the list you gave Him last night during bedtime prayers? He hasn’t healed you or your family member yet? He hasn’t kept up His side of the deal? Seriously?
I admit, I’m in the middle of a waiting period right at this moment. I am confident that this thing is going to happen, but I have no idea when. I know that God is going to bless us through it. I know it! He is always working and moving and making things come together so we can look at it and go, “Wow, I never thought it could, would or even might come together like that, but WOW that is even better than I could have ever thought, imagined or dreamed!” So, yep, I’m waiting and yep, I do get impatient. Ohhhhhhhh do I get a little down about it at times, but do I ever feel like God is distant!?! Absolutely not.
He tells me over and over and over in the scriptures that HE IS WITH ME.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 ESV
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 ESV
He tells me through prayer and the daily sustaining of all things needed He provides for me. He tells me through the Holy Spirit that I am never ever alone.
HE IS NOT DISTANT. He is always there. Why do you feel He is distant? Why? Ask yourself truthfully and seriously. Has he really wondered from you? Has He truly distanced Himself from you.
That would be a, “Nope, no, never, not gonna, naw!”