“I Can’t Feel God Anymore” — The Big Secret of EVERY Christian
by J.S. Park
I go to church every sunday and I’m a very active member at church. But for the past month, I’ve been feeling so apathetic towards christianity. I just want to live my own life and I feel so apathetic. I try praying, doing devotionals and i really WANT to know God and have passion for him but i am feeling really dry. I feel empty. I feel nothing.. Is this normal? Or a sign that I am not fit to be a christian?
My dear wonderful honest friend:
I think this is probably the question I get the most from every young Christian out there.
You are not alone in this. So please allow me the grace to set this straight.
1) Everyone goes through up-and-down seasons with God.
The Big Christian Secret is that everyone struggles with doubts, questions, confusion, and frustration. If this is your first time experiencing dryness, then please know that just because you don’t feel God doesn’t make you a bad Christian. It just makes you an honest one. Welcome to the dark valley, the dry season, the desert, the drought. Actually: welcome to the Christian life. There’s nothing wrong with you that isn’t wrong with everyone else.
2) It is impossible to sustain a super-passionate emotional high with God.
Not every day of a marriage will feel like the wedding. Not every day with God will feel like a super-juiced up revival-rockshow. Maybe someone in church told you, “You better love Jesus with your everything!” – but soon you’ll find out there is so much more than the emotional component of your faith. Our feelings do not determine the truth…
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