Midweek Morsel: How Close Is God?

2646438199_b309cffd65_zDo you ever feel like God is distant—so far away you can’t quite connect with him? If so, you’re not alone. We all have times when we feel like that. In those moments, it’s important to remember the truth of his nearness, though.

Teresa of Avila had this to say: “We do not need to search for heaven, over here or over there, in order to find our eternal Father. In fact, we do not even need to speak out loud, for though we speak in the smallest whisper or the most fleeting though, He is close enough to hear us.”

Our God is as close as a whisper. Just think about what that means. You can’t hear a person whisper if you’re miles away from him—or even just across the room. You’ve got to be really close to him, next to him, no more than a couple of feet from him.

So next time God feels far away to you, whisper to him. Ask him to draw close. And then remember—he’s already there.

“The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.” Psalm 145:18

*What helps you experience the nearness of God?

*Flickr photo by Sean McGrath, Creative Commons License

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  1. Christian music – there are so many great songs and I always feel closer to God when I have the music playing.

  2. Music is a good way to draw near to God; also, my outdoor walks are usually inspirational. Love the quote.

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