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What if you feel far away from God right now?

Just remember that God said that He never changes and the Bible says that Jesus Christ is the same today, yesterday, forever.  So He hasn't changed the way He feels about you and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. The Bible promises that.

Sometimes in our walk as Christians, we feel distant from Him, but just remember that even Jesus Himself had a time when He felt distant from God, on the cross, when He said "My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?"  King David, who the Bible says was a man after God's own heart, said those same words in Psalm 22, and in many of the Psalms you can see that David was asking God where He was and why He seemed so far away.  The same thing goes for Job, and yet the Bible says there was no man on earth at the time more righteous than Job.  And don't forget all the struggles that righteous Joseph went through.  

So, if those giants of the faith had times when they felt God was far away, don't despair if you have times like that, too.  Just remember the outcome:  Jesus rose from the dead and is King of Kings and Lord of Lords.  David died and went to Heaven and ended up having his descendant be the Messiah and his name forever remembered.  Job's entire fortune was restored, as was his family, and he ended up with much more than he started with.  And Joseph became Pharaoh's #2 man, with his whole family bowing to him and saved by him.

Of course, the key things in our daily walk are to be reading our Bibles, praying, and making sure we have fellowship with other Christians. So, if any of those things are missing in your life right now, we'd recommend you try that, too, because it will definitely help.  But you may very well be doing all of those things, so we're not trying to make a judgment call.  As the Bible says, many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of every one.  Most of all, remember, He will never leave us nor forsake us.  Jesus has promised us that He will be with us always, even till the end of the age.