Happy Sunday friends! I hope your weekend has been lovely. I’ve been camping with friends and hanging out at the beach – so I have nothing to complain about!
Today I’m starting my first post series of many – this one called “Life with My Beloved” is filled encouragement for your Christian life. As followers of Christ, our Beloved One, we all have struggles with our faith from time to time, so it is my prayer that with this post (and the many to follow) you will be encouraged and strengthened in your faith!
This post is dedicated to a struggle that I have personally, and I hope you will be able to relate to my thoughts:)
Feeling far from God – sometimes even when we pray every day, read our Bibles and go to church, we can still feel distant.
The key thing to notice is the word ‘feel’. So often we can feel things that are not true. But it is essential that we never take these feelings to heart! In Jeremiah we are told that “the heart is deceitful above all things.” What could be more true? God warns us that there will be temptations, there will be struggles, there will be deceptions, and they is why He longs so desperately for us to cling to Him. When you feel far from God, that is when you must cling to Him and believe that He is never far away. One of my favorite verses goes as follows:
“The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8
So my dear friend, if you are ever discouraged and feel far from Our Savior, please remember that He is always right by your side, just waiting to take your hand.
Blessings as you continue on your journey with Jesus!