Disconnected from God?

I feel as if God is far away; cold and unfeeling.

Is he ignoring me? Is he too busy with other things?
Does he still care?

I feel so alone. It would really help to know that
God hasn’t abandoned me in my time of need.

From beginning to end, the Bible is the story of
God’s love for all of humanity. The Bible assures
us that God wants to live with and through his

God’s desire to be with us in all of life
doesn’t change, no matter what our
circumstances are or how we feel.

When God delivered the Israelites from Egypt and brought
them to the land he had promised, they faced frightening
enemies. God knew they would feel alone, abandoned,
and afraid. So Moses gave the Israelites an important
message from God:

“The Lord your God himself will cross over ahead
of you. He will destroy these nations before you,
and you will take possession of their land.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or
terrified because of them, for the Lord your
God goes with you; he will never leave you nor
forsake you.

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with
you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do
not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:3, 6, 8

God’s desire to be with us has never diminished.
When Jesus came to earth, he was given the wonderful
name Immanuel, which means God with us. And when
Jesus left earth to join his Father in heaven, he promised
that his Spirit would come to live among everyone who
followed him. Because God would continue living among
them, Jesus encouraged his followers by saying,

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do
not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your
hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
John 14:27

Even when we feel anguished
and alone, God isn’t far away.

Draw near to him because he is near to you.

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