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The Cure To Feeling God Is Distant

Have you ever gone through a part of your life where you felt that God was distant? Where everything you tried to do, nothing helped you get an answer from the Lord. This may even be your life right now. If this is true, know that you are not alone. Many people feel this way, along with Job from the Bible. He even said, 1“even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.” (Job 23:2-5) 1“Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him: On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him.” (Job 23:8,9) Now, as much as it is hard for me to hear Job utter these words, I know the amount of pain he was in. His friends, wife, and even young kids in his community have been very mean to him, and he just had to grin and bear his sickness and trials on his own. He had faith in God but didn’t understand why he wasn’t answering his prayers. Does this sound familiar? If it does, then I will help you understand how you can turn around starting today. A person that desires God in their life can find immediate relief from another person in the faith. They can help the person discover Jesus once again in a big way. And I am here today to help you or anyone get God’s presence back in your life, like a fire. God was distant in my life for many years of my life until I finally started doing things for His sake that I will not soon stop.

There are many reasons why someone may feel like God is distant from them. Sure, the number one thing is because of willful sin, however, this is not the case for a lot of people. So what stops a person who is faithful to God to not hear Him anymore? It can be what they are doing day in and day out for God. It can be what they are doing day and day out for other people. So the remedy I am proposing is to do what Jesus said and 2“love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” (Matthew 22:37-40) You may think that you are already doing this, however, are you reading the Bible daily in order to find the wisdom of God in your life? Are you praying for others and not just yourself? Are you doing what God is commanding in scripture? Are you going outside of your comfort zone to bless others in need? My friends, if you answered yes to each of those questions then you most likely have God in your life right now. Here is why? The minute you step out in faith and do God’s will, His hands are also in your life. This might mean not doing certain things anymore that You know God hates, while not listening and watching things we shouldn’t. But the best thing we can do is to help and visit people in need. This can mean packing your trunk up with food, water, gloves, hats, bibles, and giving them out to the homeless. And in that moment, if you pray with them, this will surely regenerate the Holy Spirit in your life like a fire. What I just mentioned is what I have done and God is ever-present with me now. I love His presence.

Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray that You will ever be with me. When I rise from sleep, pick me up with Your mighty hands. Raise me up into newness of life and wash me clean through Your blood. Help me to know You even better than the day before. May I live every new day for You and not myself. Help me to gain Your wisdom as I look to the Bible and study it daily. Hear my prayers and know that I am sincere in all my questions asked. I truly need answers to things in life that I am struggling with. If it is a sickness that is plaguing my life, marriage issues, job-related issues, family issues, sin, or other trials I am facing, I need Your help. Help me to fight the good fight and never give up. Build me up in Your armor, that I might not fall. I know that You are there listening to this prayer right now, and I give You thanks. I rejoice just to know that You are there for me, and I do not have to worry about ever being alone again. Sometimes I don’t understand things until I lower myself down a little in humility. Then, can I see Your love all around me. Even the things I own and am blessed with are all from You. You have not left me comfortless, but is near me when I need You most. I am loved by my Father in heaven and by Jesus, my Lord. You are my God and I honor You. All blessings and honor to the God who saves. Lord, lead me to people in need. Help me to shine my light for all people to see. I wish to have people see You in me. If people can only see my actions and not Yours than I have failed You. You are my only hope and I pray that more people will come to You and be saved because of Your great example in me. I love You, Lord. I give You praise and bless Your holy Name. Amen.

Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.

Job 23
1Job 23 (KJV)
1 Then Job answered and said,
2 Even to day is my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning.
3 Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat!
4 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments.
5 I would know the words which he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
6 Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.
7 There the righteous might dispute with him; so should I be delivered for ever from my judge.
8 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him:
9 On the left hand, where he doth work, but I cannot behold him: he hideth himself on the right hand, that I cannot see him:
10 But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.
11 My foot hath held his steps, his way have I kept, and not declined.
12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.
14 For he performeth the thing that is appointed for me: and many such things are with him.
15 Therefore am I troubled at his presence: when I consider, I am afraid of him.
16 For God maketh my heart soft, and the Almighty troubleth me:
17 Because I was not cut off before the darkness, neither hath he covered the darkness from my face.
Matthew 22
2Matthew 22 (KJV)
1 And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness, there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny.
20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?
21 They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.
22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
23 The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.
27 And last of all the woman died also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.
34 But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,
44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?
46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

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