Feeling and Knowing

“I am always with you. I am with you.”

The Lord is always with us even when it doesn’t seem like it. When we can’t feel Him, He is with us.

The Bible never talks about feeling God that I’m aware of. It talks about loving God. It talks about knowing Him. It talks about having faith in Him. It talks about a whole lot more.

But I don’t know of anywhere that we are told the truth of God relies on our feeling Him. He’s never told me that my belief and faith in Him or His love and truth rely on my feeling Him.

Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave you nor forsake you.
Hebrews 13:5 I will never desert you nor will I ever forsake you. NASB

And yet, He does let me feel Him. I do often feel His presence. I love those moments. I love those seasons when my awareness of His presence is so incredibly intense.

Maybe that’s why the seasons when it’s not so apparent bring so much doubt with them. The dry seasons are tough. I wonder if I’ve misstepped — stepped off the path He’s been leading me on. But if that were the case, then where’s God’s faithfulness?

Didn’t God say He would direct our paths? I suppose I could walk away in willful disobedience, but as far as I know my own heart, I want Jesus. I want His way. I have no desire to walk away from Him, my life and hope.

Knowing He is faithful, then I know He directs my paths — even if and when I’m not feeling it. He directs our paths regardless of our feelings.

So I find myself in these dry seasons questioning, wondering, doubting, not feeling, yet knowing, having had an experience with my God.

I know God is faithful. I know He knows me, and He has made Himself known to me. I know He loves me, and I know His first and greatest commandment is to love Him with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.

And I know that He is always with me. I know He is with me.

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