For God is Spirit, so those who worship him must worship in spirit and in truth.” – John 4:24
Have you ever had times when you didn’t feel close to God? I know I have. I’ve had days when my stomach has been twisted up in knots wondering about what to do, or whether I was making the right decision. I’ve struggled with wondering where God was when loved ones have died and at times when it felt like things weren’t going well in my family.
There are going to be times in your life when you don’t feel close to God. It might because of difficulty, being busy or any other number of reasons. When your emotions are all over the place, there’s one thing to keep in mind. We don’t contact God with our emotions and feelings. We talk to God through our spirit.
So when our emotions are all over the place, if we can get quiet, we can usually get peace in our spirit. Often we’re too busy and distracted to quiet our emotions and hear from God. If we can get quiet, we can usually find the peace and direction we were looking for.
So if today you don’t feel close to God, be encouraged. God hasn’t moved. He loves you and He desires to talk to you. Your situation isn’t hopeless. Just realize that your relationship with God isn’t based on your performance or how you feel today. It’s based on what Jesus did for you on the cross. That means that you can come to God any time any place and He is ready to hear from you. It doesn’t matter if it’s been two years since you last spoke to Him. He loves you and is ready to speak to you. Don’t let your emotions get in the way. Choose instead to believe God’s word and walk in your relationship with God.