What to Do When We Feel God Is Gone

I can tell you about a time when I thought my fellowship with God had gone dry. I was in junior high or my early high school days. I remember feeling that my prayer to the Lord were met with silence. Here’s the question I didn’t ask before I fretted: Is there anything of Jesus— His Word, His leading, what outside counsel is telling me—that I am neglecting?

This has become a regular question now in my times of fellowship with Jesus: is there anything I am neglecting or avoiding, but shouldn’t? Often times, this question uncovers a way Jesus wants to help me, such as an area I very much desire help in when I look at it through the viewpoint of His omnipotence and everlasting care. This question typically uncovers a way I have neglected or forgotten to ask for help.