Have you ever felt disconnected from God? Maybe you are a believer who just cannot seem to “get it right”? Or maybe you have experienced life’s ups and downs, leading you to question your faith and the truth about God. Well, my friend, you are not alone.
When we give our lives to Jesus, our spirits are reborn. The Holy Spirit tells our spirit that God loves and accepts us. We trust and believe in His love for us. Unfortunately, when life knocks us down quite a few times, it is a struggle to get back up. And that is when we start to question our faith. To the point where we may feel disconnected from God. Which leads to going days or even more without spending time with Him. And, there seems to be no power in our prayers because we feel powerless–unsure at this point; if God is even listening because nothing seems to be changing. Thoughts of doubt begin to flood in. Why do I feel so lost? When can I catch a break? Is God really for me? Will He keep His promise? Am I still saved enough though I feel this way? Does God even love me anymore?
When life brings us a few steps back, we have to remember the truth that God loves us; and He is with us. He always has been and always will be. The Holy Spirit reminds us of God’s love and truth. And He reminds us of this as we continue to spend time with God. The enemy wants us to think that we are too far gone and can never return to the Father. Little does he know that God’s love is unconditional and secure. His love will always find us, even in the darkness.
After finding myself in a funk over the past few months, I decided not to allow this “disconnection” to keep me from experiencing my Father’s love. The enemy came to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). Instead, I want to trust and believe Jesus, the One who loves me and came to give me abundant life (John 10:10). What is so interesting to me is that Satan is the father of lies, and God is the only One who cannot lie nor break a promise (Numbers 23:19). If He says He will do something, He means it. His Word cannot be void. God speaks the truth, and only truth, because He is truth. So that means if God says He is with us, then He is with us. As a matter of fact, Jesus is called Immanuel meaning God is with us (Matthew 1:23). If God says, He loves us, believe Him regardless of feelings. The love of God does not depend on our feelings; but on His truth, kindness, grace, and mercy.
Take it from Shay no matter how far or “disconnected” you feel from God, He loves you. He has always been there. And He is working on your behalf. It can be hard to trust and believe someone without seeing them. And it can be hard to trust God because of what we have experienced in life. Others have let us down, and we have had high hopes about something, only to be disappointed, taking it out on God. And trust me, I am learning to take my own advice. But, what I am learning about God is that He is the only One we can have high hopes for and never be disappointed. Allow God to exceed your expectations, watch Him do way more than you could ever imagine, ask, or think!