No relationships last on feelings alone. How could they? Commitment and love should be the main ingredients and feelings should be the seasoning.
Whether it’s a friendship, a family member, or a marriage, faith in the process of maintaining relationships is the glue that keeps things together.
My relationship with God is definitely not based on feelings, it’s based on faith and belief. It took me a long time to figure this out. I came to a place where I started to doubt my faith because I didn’t “feel” as though I was floating on the clouds all the time. I was frustrated, confused and pissed off. Loving God = perfect life, right? Not so much.
Coincidentally, I am going through a “non-feeling” time right now. I kinda feel as though I’m just going through the motions. I don’t feel close to God, but I don’t feel far away either. It’s ok. These are the times where I just keep seeking, persevering and absorbing. Although it “feels” a bit lonely, I’m confident that God is there…He never changes and He never leaves us.
Sometimes, I think it’s good to go through times like these. It builds our faith and it shows us just how much we need God’s guidance and presence. I’m committed to keep pushing because my faith goes deeper than my mood or temperament. It delves into the root of who I am.
My heart has been changed because of Christ’s love for me. I’m not the person I used to be…..this is a fact and this is what I hold on to. Each day is a challenge to see other’s through the eyes of Jesus. I’m committed to keep pressing, holding on to the faith that saved me.
So, I’m gonna keep fighting the good fight. If I feel lonely for a bit, bring it on. I’ve been here before and it’s a temporary spot to be in. After all, feelings are only fleeting, right?
“It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” -Deuteronomy 31:8