Just the facts, ma’am

By Dave Henning / September 2, 2012

Ruth Graham concludes Chapter 3 of Fear Not Tomorrow with a section entitled “When We Can’t Feel God”.  While there are times where being in God’s presence is a powerful, uplifting experience, Ruth describes times when it is difficult for us to sense His presence:

“Being in God’s presence, however, is not always an emotional experience.  There are times when we cannot ‘feel’ God with us.  We feel alone.  We can’t seem to understand what He wants us to do.  We don’t feel comfortable or loved.  We feel anxious. . . . But at certain times God gives us a chance to believe His promise regardless of whether our emotions are on board, and this promise is ‘I am with you.’ ”

Ruth concludes that our trust in God cannot be based on any feelings or experiences we may or may not have, but rather on the fact that God is with us.  His presence is not dependent on our feelings.

Hebrews 13:5- “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”


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