When we first get saved and/or receive the filling of the Holy Spirit, we may have an inexplicable feeling. We get goose bumps, we’re super excited, and we can hardly contain ourselves. That feeling makes us cry when we worship and experience God in an intense way.

Over time, that feeling may go away. Some say, “they don’t feel God like they used to.” With that feeling gone, some question if God left us or if we did something wrong. The answer to both questions is no.

Just because we don’t “feel” God doesn’t change the truth in God’s Word that He’s ever-present and listening. Just because we don’t cry when we worship doesn’t mean our worship is not sincere.

The bible says, we are to live by faith (Rom. 1:17). Appropriate applied faith is believing God despite our senses and how we feel. (Heb. 11:1). It’s the devil’s job to make us feel like God left us. If he makes us feel like God’s not there, we’ll eventually stop praying, worshiping, and seeking Him.

Feelings are fickle, but God’s Word is unchanging. If it’s in His Word, it’s true no matter how we feel.

And God’s Word says…
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we already possess what we have asked of Him.