Last night, I prayed, worshiped, prayed some more, worshiped some more and got frustrated at not ‘feeling’ God.
I needed Him to remind me that He was right there with me. That He heard every word and sigh. That He met with me in worship as He promised to.
In my frustration, I said, ‘Abba, I just need to know that You are here’. And He did remind me. His response was epic, simply…
He is. Yaweh. Not created or imagined or a feeling. He is, was and will be.
I deeped the fact that I had reduced God’s presence to a human ‘feeling’. My mind was too accustomed to sensationalism rather than the REALITY that God IS and The knowledge of His word and promises.
I just wonder and woe over how many of us have gotten frustrated because we haven’t ‘felt’ God…and He’s just like ‘hello…I Am right there with You’.
Sometimes our feelings can be a subtle and dangerous tool in the hands of the enemy to frustrate us out of communing with God.
Let your feelings bow down to God’s word. Test them in light of His Word. Take captive EVERY thought that exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ (2 Cor 10:5). In other words, every thought that is not His! Those thoughts and ‘feelings’ must surrender to the TRUTH of His Word. You have the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16)!
You might have felt like this, so I want to remind and encourage you, using God’s word. HE IS WITH YOU!
Instead of looking to your feelings, look to the FINISHED work of Christ. Who tore the veil of sin which separated us from walking with God as He did with Adam. God is WITH you, because Christ made it possible. It all comes back to salvation.
As my uncle, Charles Spurgeon said, ‘You are justified by faith, not by feelings, you are saved by what Christ felt for you, not by what you feel…’
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. – Isaiah 43:2
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”- Genesis 28:15
Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:20
Read Psalm 139 and know that God is with you. Believe His word and let your feelings catch up!
For more…Read my blog post titled ‘Faith or Feelings’
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Published by Kanayo Dike-Oduah
Kanayo is a Multi-award winning, Author and Senior leader in education whose experience ranges from being a Deputy Head of Sixth Form, Head of Psychology and Lead Practitioner. Kanayo believes that these 3 elements are the driving force of her ministry and career. D.I.G; Drive, Integrity and Grace.
Having a psychology degree provides me with a broad scope to experience many industries and fields of work. Although, my main aim is to continuously learn and also to share my knowledge and experience with others, within and beyond the constraints of the psychology community. Hence my pursuit to teach!
Hopefully, the readers of this blog will find that it is infested with a scope of psychological knowledge, with the intention of conveying psychology in such a way that it is interesting and understandable to those who aren’t studying it as a discipline. In addition, you will find that I heavily cover various topics aside of psychology such as, Christianity because I am a Christian. I draw both passions together, Psychology and Christianity, observing how they complement and sometimes clash! This blog is where ‘Psychology meets Scripture’.
As well as teaching Psychology, I know God has called me to do something far greater in this world. My passion is for His Word and to encourage others to read the Bible, fall in love with it, but most importantly…fall in love with The Author! My role of teaching is not limited to psychology. I strongly believe God is stirring up the ‘teacher’ office of the Five fold ministry in me.
I’m a doctor by virtue, healing and performing heart surgery with words of encouragement.
I am extremely driven and passionate about getting everyone; both Christians and non-Christians to read, understand and live out the word of God. To achieve this, I’ve created online Bible Challenges, whereby people around the world via social media, read a book in the Bible, one chapter a day and share what they have drawn out from the text. I have numerous Bible challenges, all accessible from my blog (www.doctorkanayo.com) and the YouVersion Bible App where over 250,000 people have completed my devotionals around the world. One Bible Challenge at a time, I aim to change the skewed perceptions of the Bible being irrelevant and to show the true reality that the bible is ‘juicy’, tremendously relevant, fun and easy to read. My one prayer is that my teachings and writings from His word, will touch at least ONE person. That would be a serious mission accomplished to the glory of God!
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7 thoughts on “I just don’t ‘feel’ God…”
God bless you for this.. It’s amazing how God reassures us of his presence. Ive been feeling really down late especially today, worrying about everything and WANTing to feel that God is here with me.. I really do not know how i stumbled on this.. I cried when i read isaiah 43:2, Genesis 28:15…Now i feel this peace within☺…. Yahweh is with me
Yessssss sister-girl 🌸😅 you never know! God probably wanted me to share this just for for you hunny! He is indeed with you 😘
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Thank you for this, I’ve had moments like this thanks for the reminder.
Aww we thank God xx
Loved this! It definitely turned on a light switch that should have been on! Always ❤️ – thanks Kanayo! ☺️
☺️❤️ thank God sister Suki