When You Feel Far From God

God made us. And He seeks us.

We feel far from God, most days. We scratch around and try to grab hold of Him, and He seems just out of reach. But feelings are like clouds. They hide reality. The truth is, the sun is there, always.

The truth is, God is there, but our feelings hide Him from our sight. So, we pray.

We pray in order that we might see what’s actually there. We pray that we might feel the warmth of our Father. Prayer was never meant to be an occasional duty we perform. Prayer is a way of living.

It is talking.

Listening.

Acting.

It’s keeping the conversation going, in faith, with a God who is close by and who hears us. Prayer is reaching out and touching God’s chest and finding that there is a heart behind it.

Warm.

Pulsing.

Vibrant.

Alive.

Something else that’s real and true and hard for us to believe? God’s love for us is a fathomless sea. We could jump in and dive deep and never touch the bottom of it. We could let go and surrender to the waves and just let them wash over us.

Selah. It means to pause for a minute and just think quietly about these things.

God’s love. An ocean depth. Selah.

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” (1 John 5:14)

Look to the LORD and his strength; seek his face always.” (1 Chronicles 16:11)

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