cashmoneykatelyn asked a question:
Lately I’ve been feeling like God is so far from me. I know he says he’s just a breath away, but it never feels that way. I fear that for the rest of my life I’ll feel like this. I question if I even love God like I thought and that’s why I have problems.
Hey my friend, I’ve said before that the Big Christian Secret is we all run into doubts, frustrations, confusion, and questions.
I believe the church culture has inadvertently made a rock-show environment that induces hype every Sunday, so that each service must top last week until we get exhausted and crash. Then when those feelings are gone, we assume God is gone, and that maybe we’ve done something wrong. You haven’t.
We sometimes falsely pressure ourselves into a mountaintop experience everyday, but every person in the Bible also fell into valleys and deserts, and this is exactly where God does His best work.
But whether or not you’ve been attending a flashy church like this (and those are okay, too), we still run into dry spells and distant seasons. We’re human. Faith is naturally a hard thing. Some days are Romans 7, some Romans 8. I’m naturally a doubtful person, and I’ve come to accept that I’ll limp to the finish-line like Moses; I’m more Peter than Paul.
Please don’t be too hard on yourself about that. You can still go to God no matter how far you feel, and He won’t bite your head off. You can go to near to Him even to say, “I feel so far,” and this is where you’ll find His total grace and acceptance, because He will receive you there too. A father is more of a father to his child who needs help, and how much more God is a Father to His children when they feel lost and wander. Cherish the mountaintop and grow in the valleys, my dear friend.
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