Does God feel distant?

16 Aug

Does God feel distant? Have you wondered if he has abandoned you? Or maybe you’ve abandoned him? It’s a common experience, that inward fear that you and God aren’t doing so well. Why does this happen? Why do we allow ourselves to get to that point?

As we prepare to start a new series this weekend, I hope you’ll take time to think about these questions and discuss them here.

The new series is the 12 Minor Prophets, those short books with the funny names at the end of the Old Testament. We’re going to study one per week, and rather than going verse-by-verse through each book (some are over 10 chapters long!), we’re going to take a wide-angle approach, looking for themes, seeking the heart of God.

So as you discuss the questions above, also take time to read the book of Hosea, a surprising and beautiful message from God.

2 Responses to “Does God feel distant?”

  1. Allison August 16, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    Just noticed your site here and enjoyed reading several of your posts. I like your writing style, Joel, and your straightforward, honest approach. I’ll check back. ~Ally

    • joelkime August 16, 2012 at 10:15 am #

      Thanks! And I’ve really enjoyed following your posts (mostly on Facebook) about your growing family and parenting. You’ve had me smiling quite often. Blessings!

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