God Is Eternally Near
Are you a child of God who trusts in Jesus but often feel God is distant and faraway? That your sins have separated God from you? Then, I’ve got good news for you. Your feelings are wrong. Trust God’s Word.
Here are a few Scriptures to encourage you:
““For what great nation is there that has God so near to it, as the LORD our God is to us, for whatever reason we may call upon Him?” Deuteronomy 4:7 NKJV
“The LORD is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Psalms 34:18 NKJV
“The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.” Psalms 145:18 NKJV
“But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” Ephesians 2:13 NKJV
This nearness of God that you crave for is actually God’s gift to you in Christ. With the blood of Jesus, God has solved your sin problem. And with it, the distance between Him and you is eradicated. This is what it means to be “in Christ Jesus.” God is eternally near.
In spite of how you feel, believer in Christ Jesus, God is a “very present help in time of trouble.” He is your Heavenly Father. As such, you can be certain He will be always only a prayer away.
But what about your feelings? They result from your beliefs. When your beliefs are wrong, your feelings will be wrong. If you are feeling God is distant, He isn’t. The problem lies with what you are thinking. Deal with those wrong thoughts by meditating on the truth of the Gospel and your feelings will eventually line up. But until they do, choose to doubt your feelings and agree with God.
Child of God, you can be as close to God as you choose to be. So, receive the gift of His nearness. Enjoy the privilege of His presence. Don’t doubt. Commune.
Now, I would love to hear from you. What are some things that may cause you to feel that God is far away, and what are some ways you combat those feelings?