Does God sometimes seem far off? It’s not what you want. It shouldn’t be. But there it is. God seem distant. Today’s devotional explains how this is overcome. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 25:11 (ESV)
For your name’s sake, O Lord,
pardon my guilt, for it is great.
“In dying, Christ bought my pardon, so that I have no cause to fear the punishment of my sin. What a blessing it is that the sin is gone, and the penalty is gone too! When a man’s sin is remitted, he comes to the position which would have been his if he had never sinned. We fell, federally, in Adam, and we fell, actually, by our own sin; but Christ has put us back where Adam was in his state of innocence; nay, he has done more than that for us, for man was but man before he fell, but now man is linked to the Eternal in the person of the God-man, Christ Jesus, so we are nearer to God than Adam was before he fell. I said, sinner, that God was angry with you; but if your sin is remitted, his anger is gone. What does a forgiven sinner say to God? ‘Though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortest me.’ ‘Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.’ Jeremiah wrote, ‘The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.’ It is sin that separates us from God; when that is put away, there is no longer any separation, but we are one in blessed amity, and sacred relationship, and holy concord, and near and dear communion.” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LI, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1905), p. 425]