A Prayer for When You Cannot ‘Really feel’ God
By Kelly-Jayne McGlynn
Isaiah 41:10: “So don’t concern, for I’m with you; don’t be dismayed, for I’m your God. I’ll strengthen you and assist you; I’ll uphold you with my righteous proper hand.”
A sense of peace, stability, and belonging. A burden lifted off my shoulders. A way of path and function. I used to really feel all of this stuff after I prayed to God. I felt like he was proper there beside me, strolling with me, holding my hand. I sensed him by way of all that I did and all that I noticed. After which, after a stage in my lifetime of full instability, all these emotions vanished. There was a lot change at one time that I merely went numb. It felt like my soul had gone blind and I began to query all the things. The place did God go? Did God depart me? Was God ever actually there to start with…?
It’s such a blessing from God that he provides us these senses to expertise him and his love. Nevertheless, Hebrews 11:1 reminds us to not depend on these emotions: “Now religion is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we don’t see.” Even once we can’t see God, scripture calls us to have religion anyway. God need us to believe in who he tells us that he’s, relatively than what we are able to understand of our circumstances. This consists of our emotions.
Even once we don’t really feel God, he’s nonetheless proper there. He’s with us. He strengthens us. He holds us up by his personal hand. With God’s assist, we are able to know this fact in our hearts, even when we can not at that second emotionally connect with it. Let’s pray.
Pricey Father in Heaven,
Thanks to your steadfastness and continuous presence in our lives. Typically, we are able to really feel you proper subsequent to us. However typically, it’s laborious to know that you’re there in any respect. Typically life will get so tough that our hearts simply can not really feel you thru the ache. Typically you’re taking away these emotions in order that we could search you much more fervently. I pray at this time, Father, that I’ll rely not by myself emotions however relatively in your love for me. Might I depend on your Phrase to be the reality that guidelines my life over my very own understanding.
Assist me to see you and imagine in your character though my emotions could inform me in any other case. You might be sort, you might be good, and you might be gracious. You might be each omnipotent and all-loving. You care deeply for me and for my family members. Be with me as I reside out these truths it doesn’t matter what my circumstances are at this time, Lord, as we stroll ahead collectively.
I like you and pray all of this stuff in your Son’s wonderful identify, Amen.
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