Sometimes we find ourself in a season where we feel distant from God. Even though this is uncomfortable, we struggle to reconnect. Even when we try, we feel empty. Worship just doesn’t rouse anything in us and when we pray we feel alone. It is a hard place to be.
We must remember that even in these times, God is near to us. We too must remember that the Holy Spirit and a great cloud of witness – both our present faith community and those who have gone before – are praying for us. We are always covered in prayer, so we are never truly alone. God is always near. Through faith we must also continue to pray, to seek Him, to worship. And soon we will feel God’s presence all around us again.
Yet there are people who have never known God’s presence. Life is lived without true meaning and without a higher purpose. Think back to a time when you were in a ‘desert place’ and remember what that felt like. Now imagine life being lived like that all the time. This is why Christ commissioned us all to make disciples of all nations, to connect people to our God.
Many try to walk through grief, loss, loneliness, and such all alone. As a child of God and as a follower of Jesus Christ, we know how great it is to walk in His love, mercy, and grace, to find strength in Him, to rest in His presence. It is something we simply must share.
Scripture reference: Ephesians 2: 1-7