4 Tips to Help You Cope When You’re Feeling Distant from God
Written by Project Inspired | September 15, 2013
In a society where social media and communication is at your fingertips, you are instantly able to see and hear stories of how God has blessed your friends and family. You can see how God has provided an answer to your friend’s dating life or how your brother got into the college he wanted. All around you God is moving, but when you think about your own life, you realize that God feels distant or altogether absent.
You feel disheartened; you haven’t heard God’s voice and you feel stuck. You cry out, “Where are You, God?” At this point, you don’t feel you have much to praise Him about. How can you? You feel that He hasn’t answered your prayers!
PI Girls, does this sound familiar? Has this ever happened to you?
Well ladies, we can tell you that God IS there. God is ALWAYS there. Throughout scripture we read that God never leaves those who trust in Him. Romans 8:28 states that “God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” Read that again: God works for the good of those who love Him!
If you’re feeling distant from God, try these 4 tips to help remember His blessings and focus on Him:
- Keep a prayer journal. Christi, our wonderful blogger, has told us about this in her weekly chat. Keeping a prayer journal is a GREAT way to see how God DOES answer prayers. Sometimes we forget, but keeping a journal helps you remember God’s blessings in your life.
- Meditate. Ladies, this is so important! In our busy lives, we sometimes can’t hear or see God answer our prayers because there is just too much noise. Take some time each day to disconnect from everything and be silent to focus on and listen to God.
- Fellowship. This is a big one. As Christians, we are called to be in community with one another and encourage one another. Ask for prayer from your friends and family.
- Worship. When we feel distant from God, we must try harder and harder to praise Him. Listen to your favorite worship music, post Bible verses in a place where you will see them every day, or write down three things you are thankful for each day and spend time in prayer thanking God for them.
What are some things you do when you feel distant from God? Share with us in the comments below!