For the past couple of years, I have felt that I have had good communication with God. I talk to Him and He responds back; I listen. I have also been able to feel His presence often. However, for the past couple of months I have felt emotionally disconnected from God. I find myself in Bible study, at church, and in prayer not feeling much from God. I am learning and continuing to grow, but I am at a period in my walk with the Lord where I am not feeling Him and not hearing Him very clearly. It has been very discouraging and at times scary. Nevertheless, I have not stopped believing.
It has been easy to think that I am not loved by God as much as someone else and I began to doubt that God is really present in my life as I have not been feeling anything. Through all of this, I know what God is teaching me. It has taken several weeks and conversations with some wise people to figure it out, but God is teaching me that even though I cannot feel Him, He is right here with me. He is teaching me to have faith. I will feel Him again. He is teaching me that His love for me has no boundaries even though I cannot feel it as I have in the past. I am encouraged by the truth about what God is teaching me. After talking with a few people about this, my emotional connection with God has improved a little, which is encouraging… Faith is not a feeling.
Here are some truths I know about God and His word that I stumbled upon and struck me during this challenging and difficult time.
- God’s Word is truer than anything I feel.
- God’s Word is truer than anything I experience.
- God’s Word is truer than any circumstances I will ever face.
- God’s Word is truer than anything in the world.