Does God seem distant? 10 Bible verses that can help …

Probably all of us have had days when God seems especially far away. Even the psalmist David sometimes felt abandoned by God. Yet he wouldn’t turn away from the Lord; instead, he would seek God more intensely. His faith paid off, and so will yours if you cling to God regardless of your feelings. Absorb these reassurances from His Word …

1) “And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You” (Psalm 9:10). If you are honestly seeking God, you can be sure He hasn’t disowned you!

2) “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” (James 4:8). If you come to Him, the Lord is ready and willing to draw you into a closer relationship.

3) “But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Deuteronomy 4:29). It takes willingness and effort on your part to seek God, but the Bible confirms that you will be greatly rewarded for that effort.

4) “For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you’ ” (Hebrews 13:5).
If you belong to Him, you will never be truly alone.

5) “The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge” (Psalm 46:7). The God of the entire universe stands beside you and will help you!

6) “For the Lord will not cast off His people, nor will He forsake His inheritance” (Psalm 94:14).
It is God’s desire and intention to save you; He’s not in the business of throwing people away.

7) “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit” (Psalm 34:18). When you are at your weakest point, God is close by to help you.

8) “All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out” (John 6:37).
If you have given your heart to Jesus, you can be sure He will never push you away.

9) “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me” (Revelation 3:20).
Jesus knocks at your heart’s door; have you invited Him in lately?

10) “I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
If you are His follower, Christ’s straightforward promise to you is that He will be with you and will see you through every aspect of your life until the very end of the world.

Aren’t you glad the Bible leaves no doubt on this subject? If you’re seeking God, He is with you at all times, even when your emotional state makes it difficult to sense His presence. You are His precious child!

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