When You Feel Like God is Far Away
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When You Feel Like God is Far Away

Sometimes, we experience a life-changing situation which makes it very difficult for us to bounce back from. At these moments, we begin to ask questions…

  • Where did it go wrong?
  • What should I have done that I didn’t?
  • Where is life as I know it?
  • Where is God?

You find yourself drowning as the days go by. Depression sets in. You just feel like ending it all.

It seems that God doesn’t listen. He seems to be far away. Is he really listening? You feel that you cannot hear God’s voice. And that he doesn’t hear your cries.

I want you to know that God is not behind your problems or suffering. But he is standing there to lift you out of it. All you need to do is take a leap of faith and trust in him. God wants to brag about you just like his servant Job in the Bible.

1 Cor 10:13 No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful. He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able. But, with the temptation, he will also provide a way out so that you may be able to bear it.

Our Heavenly Father loves you

You are the apple of God’s eyes. Our Heavenly Father loves you too much to neglect you. He wouldn’t give you what you cannot handle.

He allows us to go through some things so, at the end of it, his name is glorified. In Matthew 28:20 we are told “… I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. “. In Hebrews 7:25 we are reminded that he intercedes on our behalf. He is in prayer for you!

Romans 5:3 And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance.

Don’t Give Up – He’s not far away

Don’t give up, my dear. Trust in God and believe in yourself. With God on your side, You are stronger than you think. Believe in your heart that God will answer whenever you pray or call on him. Shalom!!!

Testimony – by Glorie Fourie

I would like to thank God for this day, His protection towards my family and everyone else. When I accepted Jesus I was a mess. I didn’t know how to pray. I didn’t feel Him or His presence in times of healing or comfort.

At that time, I didn’t know how to communicate with Him when I was down and out. I was angry, bitter, full of tears every time when I try to explain myself.

Being submissive to the Lord

But because we are serving an amazing God, I was given 3 chapters by one of the Prayer Warriors to read and use them as a prayer as well. Those were Psalms 51, 71 and 91.

Those chapters worked a miracle in my life. I ended up understanding that before I could even think of what I am going through, I needed to be submissive in front of Jesus and everyone else.

As a sinner, I needed to accept my sins and also acknowledge that I am a sinner and I am prepared to change and be a new person in Jesus’ Name.

Humbling myself

Then God started to work in me by showing me the right path and directing me in doing good to others without expecting anything back. I had to humble myself as I used to walk with pride and taking other people for granted.

Today I am a down-to-earth person. I understand each and every situation that a person is going through. When a person is hungry, I know how it feels. When someone is going under rejection, I know how it is

Having problems and not having anyone to turn to? I know how it feels. I am from there and I am a witness of all of this in Jesus’ Name.

So my brothers and sisters, let us all unite as one under the umbrella of Jesus. Let us help one another in prayer and ask God our Father to have mercy on all of us and help us to cross this river Jordan being protected under His Wings.

I am saying all of this in the Wonderful Name of our Lord Jesus Christ Amen. Your sister in Christ – Glorie Fourie

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  1. Hello everyone please pray for my family and I. We have been experiencing warfare for the pass 5 yrs and not even the children have even been at peace.I will continue to fast and pray for my family as well. I definitely need angelic as


  3. Am blessed to be part of this team.
    All the scriptures you share are spirit-filled.
    I have been taking the emails you send via my inbox for granted.
    But from the time I took a chance to read and follow them, my life has not been the same again.
    I even share them on my whatsapp status each time I read.
    Because they bless me, I share them to also bless others.

    I thank everyone behind this team.
    God bless you all.

  4. My dear Lord Jesus Christ,
    I thank You,dear God,for You are always be with me wherever I go and thank You for bring peace in my life.
    Today,my first focus is my relationship with my Lord Jesus.Amen..
    Dear God,I thank You,for being my refuge and strength.
    I am so grateful to have You,Lord Jesus,Amen..
    In Jesus mighty name,

  5. Good night my father . Thank you for always being near me and my family . Protect us this night my father and give us beautiful dreams in Jesus Christ name amen ????????????

  6. Good morning Father God I just want to say thank you for everything for all your blessings carry on protecting every part of me and my life and my family in Jesus name amen amen amen…

  7. Dear God,
    I praise You my dear Lord Jesus Christ.I always love You. Amen.
    I always feel that,Lord,You are be with me,be by my side,in me,and live in me,stay in my heart.
    Lord Jesus,all I want is being close to You.
    Yes Lord Jesus,You promise never leave me alone,always be with me,wherever I go. Amen.
    I pray that today,dear God,
    My relationship with my Lord Jesus,is my first focus.
    I never feel far from You,dear God. Amen.
    My Lord Jesus always stay in my heart and in my mind.
    He is always be with me wherever I go.
    Thank You Lord Jesus,for bring peace in my life.
    In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Amen and Amen.

    1. Heavenly Father i am so grateful for everything that you have done for me. Father God i prayed that you take full control of my life. Father God give me the strength, wisdom and guidance to get through this storm. Help me Father to continue to be better person. I am learning how to let go and let God. Father you are my fortress, my provider, my healer, my guider, my rock, my savior. Father God i know you are by my side each and every day. I pray that the Holy Spirit use me on this journey. Father God you know the pain, aches, stress, worries, down falls, broken promises, people lying to me on lying on me, people trying to use me and take my kindness for my weakness, you know the things i have went through and dealing with now. Father God i prayed that you help me. I put all my trust into you Father. I surrender myself to you Father God. In your name Amen

  8. Praise Him, Praise Him
    Like you I was lost but now I’m found, blind but now I See, I was a WRECK AND HE SAVED ME!

  9. Good Day

    I feel like God is far away from me most of the time. I’m trying my best in everything and I have given my heart to God, but still I feel so empty and alone. Thank you for this testimony it has build up my faith again.

  10. Dear Father God,
    I give You thanks for this day,dear Father God.I thank you,for Your protection toward us all. Amen
    I never feel that my Lord Jesus is far away.
    I always feel that He is with me,be by my side, in me,and live in me,stay in my heart.
    I stiil alive today,because,I believe and trust in You,dear Father God,to help me to throughout all my trouble times.
    I am not alone,I have a great God be by my side. Amen.
    I love You,Father,all I want is being close to You,dear Father God. Amen.
    I pray that today,dear Father God.
    My relationship with You,Father,is my first thoughts,my first focus.
    He is always be with me wherever I go and whatever I do. Amen.
    Thank You Lord Jesus,that You bring peace in my life.The Peace of God be upon my life wherever I go.
    The peace that surpasses all understanding.
    In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Amen and Amen.

  11. Amen!!!
    These times had been so full of trauma… Lord I believe you… I know you will be glorified in my life.. And I know I will later be grateful for all these.. Amen

  12. Dear Father God,
    I thank you dear God,that You are the one who guide my steps today. As I walk through this life that You have given me,and You always be with me,wherever I may go. Amen
    Dear God,I pray that today.
    My relationship with my Father God is my first focus,my first thoughts.
    I will never feel far from You dear God,Amen.
    My Lord Jesus always stay in my heart,in my mind.I love You dear Lord Jesus,today and forever.
    Thank You Lord Jesus,for everything You have done for us all.
    I am completely safe.
    I am free to be my self.
    I am blessed.
    In Jesus mighty name.
    Amen and Amen.

  13. I have lot of debts that I can’t pay,no friend,no family I feel like iam alone in this world.so help me lot where are I need now more than ever. Amen

  14. I had just cried my heart out before I decided to go thru my tablet and found this encouraging piece. I lost my 24yr old beautiful daughter to preeclampsia 8 months ago exactly 6 months after she got married. I àm completely broken and I feel as if God has abandoned me. I keep trying to get myself together but it sometimes seems as if I keep falling apart. God pls help me

    1. I know exactly how you feel. I have been there too. The only thing that kind of soften my heart is this verse; ” Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in your mother’s body I chose you. Before you were born I set you apart to serve me. I appointed you to be a prophet to the nations.” It was with my granddaughter, GOD needed her more than we needed her.

  15. I praise You and I worship You my dear Heavenly Father.I love You always dear God. Amen.

    Thank You Father Lord,for holding me in Your loving arms.

    Protect me from the pressures of the day and remove the heaviness from my heart.

    Inspire me with the knowledge that You and I together can handle anything. Amen

    Thank You Lord Jesus,for always be my side,give me the strength,to stand strong to throughout my day.

    And thanks again,for answered my prayer.

    In Jesus mighty name I pray.

    Amen and Amen.

  16. I’m very depressed and lonely I have no friends I love God with all my heart all my mind and all my soul but I I cry everyday for him to heal me

  17. My dear Heavenly Father.
    I love You and I trust You with all my heart,my everlasting Father.
    I give You thanks for You always be my side and take care me with full control in every situations in my life.
    We may have overflowing joy in our life throughout the day.
    I will follow Your word my dear Jesus in my everyday life.
    In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Amen and Amen.

  18. I pray that God brings in some genuine friends who love God, as I am very lonely and have no family, I know he has his reasons but I become impatient, I pray for this miracle. amen.

    1. Amen. “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9. God always sent somebody. May God be with you always and walk with you in this journey. God bless you, my dear, Rosemarie.

    2. Thank you Lord Jesus
      Your grace and me giving all to you in Faith, You are so Good everyday
      I am proud to be your child
      I love you so much
      Amen & Amen

  19. The world has bigger and much greater issues than the problems I am dealing with. No matter how down and hurt I may feel, I know He is standing right at my side…

  20. Don’t give up on God, because he surely won’t give up on you. Beautiful piece. God bless you richly!

  21. Thanks for reminding me that God does not and will not plan anything bad for me, & that challenges are step stones to great stories. I am the apple of God’s eye.