Hydrate Break > Episode 7: Why Is God So Distant?

Sometimes it feels like God is a billion miles away, but He is always with us. Why then does it feel like He is so far away at times? Pastor Ryan explains a couple of reasons why this may be the case in our lives.

Key Take Aways

  1. God is not distant; God is always with us!
  2. God is not distant, but He may be quiet while we are being tested.
  3. God is not distant, but we may have distanced ourselves from Him.
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Bible Passages

Job Chapter 1

“At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship  and said:
Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
may the name of the Lord be praised.’ In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing. — Job 1:20-22

James 4

But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” — James 4:6-10

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