What do you do when God feels far away? When I first received Jesus, I was so elated I thought I’d never come down. But within a month, the feelings began to fade. God knew I needed to sense His presence in a significant way. But that wasn’t His end goal. When the feelings subsided, He wanted me to develop spiritual muscles . . . to learn to walk by faith and trust Him. If we put our faith in the truth of God’s Word, then feelings will come… and they will go. But we can never let feelings lead us. As I’ve grown in my relationship with Jesus, I’ve learned to trust Him, even when I feel nothing. God’s never failed me. I’ve felt like giving up on a regular basis, but I’m still here, almost 50 years later, having seen the faithfulness of God on an infinite number of occasions. Learn to trust Jesus, no matter how you feel. The Passion Translation says, “Pour out all your worries and stress upon (God) and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you.”