Hey, guys! It’s Thursday… not that everybody is really keeping track, but I’m back with a post! I’m currently at the beach with my friends, and let me tell you, it is so refreshing to hang out with people in the closest form of normal as I can get. I’m feeling very thankful that I have these girls in my life. They help me to loosen up and live a little. With that, I hope you enjoy this week’s topic.
Do you ever feel as though God doesn’t hear you?
Does it seem like He’s far away?
Perhaps, you’re doubting His existence.
There was a time in my life in which I felt that God had completely deserted me. I was angry, hurt, and felt forsaken by Him. I couldn’t understand why a God that is supposed to be so loving would let me feel so downcast.
I became resentful toward the Lord and felt as though I was His one mistake. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t seem to be happy. My life was overall good: great parents, good friends, a roof over my head, etc. Even still, I couldn’t shake the ugly feelings.
I had an overwhelming sense of guilt to add to the mess as well. There I was, the Christian girl people looked up to, who couldn’t even seem to inspire or help herself. I felt useless.
Day by day, my faith in Him began to dwindle away. I’d ask God to take away the pain, but each time, there was no answer . . . or so I thought.
As cliché as it sounds, sometimes the answer that we’re searching for is right in front of us. We just become too blinded by our hurt or anger to truly see.
However, one of the many great things about God is that He is able to break down walls- the products of our hurt.
Personally, I couldn’t properly heal until I realized the truth of God’s nature. We often hear of God’s attributes, but we must believe as well. In other words, faith is imperative.
I like the phrase, “I will walk by faith even when I cannot see.” 2 Corinthians 5:7 (NIV) says “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
Our paths are not always clear. Sometimes, God speaks to us in ways that don’t make sense at the time. If we knew everything about God or exactly what we should do in every situation, there would be no point in having faith.
God wants us to lean on Him– not just halfway or here and there, but always. There is beauty in surrender. There is freedom in letting go.
God hears us. He listens to our cries, our hopes, our dreams. He never leaves. Many of times, we experience spiritual growth when we have nothing to do but rely on God, and our faith surely expands when we must depend on it.
If you’re in a space in which you feel God is distant, please know that He is right beside you. Don’t give into the devil’s lies because he likes to swoop in during our times of vulnerability. God loves you- He will never leave you. Keep your faith and know the truth.
Love to all,