Many days this is how I feel. I don’t have that closeness I have come to know as God’s presence. I don’t hear His voice. Surely I am not the only one who has felt this way. Many say God has not moved, so certainly I must have. I’m not sure why this happens or what I should do when I feel this distance.
Many, like myself, are still in the Word daily, still praying daily, and to think I am not hearing from or seeing God work is rather scary.
As I continue to grow and learn, I find God is truthful. He said he would never leave me or forsake me. God certainly hasn’t moved and I know I have been faithful, but Satan has interfered. He is the master deceiver and will use our feelings to make us think God is far away … that God is not active in our lives, nor is He hearing or speaking to us. When these daily activities of our Father are called into question, Satan has accomplished his goal. He has inserted the doubt needed for us to question our faith.
God is not just a feeling. He is real and keeps every promise He makes.
Reject and rebuke the enemy. Let him know you are no longer deceived. Realize feelings are just that – feelings. Believe in the truth of the presence of God. He told us He is with us, and He is. When you wake up in the morning, look for God throughout the day. Take opportunities to be still and listen for His voice. He is anxious for communication with His children.
Take this occasion to restore connection with the heavenly Father. This will be time well invested as you get reacquainted. Return to that close relationship and once again know, as well as feel, the closeness with Him you have longed for all along.
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Kandy Wooten is a Christian speaker and author. Her passion for mentoring women makes her speaking personal and identifiable. She has a sense of humor that is woven throughout to keep things interesting and fun. Kandy has a degree in ministry, business and a masters in school counseling. She currently works in public education as an elementary school counselor. She is happily married and the proud mother of two boys. Kandy can be reached at kandywooten.com.
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