Dang, this is awesome. Good word, James.
Anon: what verses would you give to a believer who loves and wants to serve God, but is feeling kind of distant from Him? I know it’s me that’s moved away, not God. What do I do about that? What does the bible say..? Thanks, by the way. your blog has really blessed me a lot.
I definitely know how you feel. If I’m honest, I feel distant from God a lot of the time too.
But I’ve got good news: Our feelings don’t necessarily have anything to do with reality.
The Bible is full of people who had every reason to feel distant from God:
And yet, God used all these people in some pretty big ways.
That is because our relationship with God isn’t based on us; it’s based on Him.
It isn’t based on what we do or don’t do; it’s based on what He has already done for us.
So when you feel distant from God, remember the truth: Nothing can take you away from Him - or prevent you from being used by Him.
Peace, love and Jesus,
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