Monday, July 13, 2009

I Can't Feel His Presence

Have you ever experienced being discouraged to talk to God just because You can't feel His presence anymore?

I had experienced that! There are days when I would talk to Him and instantly I can feel His presence. I feel good, satisfied, and sometimes overwhelmed by His presence. I also love talking to God through my Bible, like I would pray and He would reply through it. It felt like as if I am chatting with Him because amazingly the Bible verse would directly talk to me. These experiences gave me a lot of encouragement to be closer to God. It had made me felt that I am in the right track and that I had made Him happy. However, there are also times when no matter how I submit myself, concentrate and be still, I just can't feel Him anymore and that would made me discouraged. Of course, I felt bad because I was discouraged but at the same time it had made me wonder why I can't feel Him anymore. I would still talk to Him but I would always question Him and well sometimes feel bad because He seems to be distant.

Last month, God had blessed me to join a retreat and I didn't expected that He would answer my long time question from that event. I had learned that talking to God doesn't always have to make us feel good. Sometimes, God would take away that overwhelming feeling whenever we communicate with Him because sometimes we just pray because of that feeling. That thought had made me reflect and question my intention of talking to God. Do I pray because I want to be with Him or do I just pray because it feels good to talk to Him?

I thank God for that retreat and for teaching me another lesson that can help me with my journey. Now I say, "Father, it's okay. You don't have to let me feel that You are there. I believe that You are there and I know that You will never abandon me."


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9 comments:

Mel Alarilla said...

Our God is a God of testings. He tests the faithfulness of His children from time to time. Sometimes He takes away our comfort zone of feeling His presence just to know how we will react. If we are rooted in His divine promises in His words then nothing can affect our relationship with Him not even the situation of not feeling His presence. We trust Him that He is true to His words and when He says in Romans 8:35- 39 that nothing in all creation can ever separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord then we believe that He means just that. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

valerie lynn said...

Father, it's okay. You don't have to let me feel that You are there. I believe that You are there and I know that You will never abandon me." Beautiful and powerful words my daughter. Now that is what I call FAITH!!

God bless you and keep growing in the Lord and your faith!

I love you!

Anders W. Ellingsen said...

Maybe God wants us to fear him too ... :-)

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THE BIBLE LOVER said...

Good insight on prayer...God bless!

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