By Samantha Sianghio via thoughtcatalog.com
Have you ever had a day when you weren’t sure He was near?
Reaching out to God feels like hearing that a guy likes you and wants to get to know you, but doesn’t make an effort to do so. You sit in a corner, wondering what you did wrong.
The truth is, God is there, but we can’t command him to show up in the exact ways that we expect.
God allows us to have bad days to discipline us, but that doesn’t mean he is punishing us. He only wants us to be better and in each bad day that we face, God gives us a lesson to learn. Maybe he wants us to learn to trust Him to bring us through a bad day.
God loves us, and this is why He lets us have bad days. He wants us to grow into beautiful people. His love for us makes us grow big also and we become filled with blessings – blessings like being loving, caring and compassionate to others. God gives these to us through difficult times, through bad days, hard weeks or even tough years.
It is God who is placing that desire in our hearts to get to know Him and we are longing to know Him because He wants us to, so just let things be because He is already with us.
We do not find Him, we seek Him and it’s completely normal to be discouraged sometimes, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying. When God comes, you’ll be able to forget all your difficulties and be grateful for your longing.