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My Burden for Our Racial Brokenness – John Piper Desiring God 2 years ago NEXT John Piper | – Philippians 4:6–7 // God Doesn’t Want You to Worry Desiring God 2 years ago About The Author Desiring God God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. Learn more at desiringGod.org. Desiring God Comment (46) I was watching this but not listening then I suddenly cried for some reason, so I rewatched this and actually listen to it and then it all just clicked. Wow. Thanks for posting this!! Log in to Reply ye.. im giving up on god. i treid but nothing works. Log in to Reply We have to remember that we live by faith and not feelings or something else. Its faith in the written word of God, and that he keeps his promises, because he do. If you have put your faith in Jesus and are living by the holy spirit in you, eternal life is in you, remember that when you feel distant, and pray anyway because he hears you! Log in to Reply Thank God for this Log in to Reply Excellent. Not sure what he was getting at with fasting … What? Just fast and you'll desire God again? Sounds suspect. Also, I think we do have to go through dry spells … it does have to be that way at times, all in God's perfect design and plan for our lives, a plan which includes times of desperate seeking after the Lord. Log in to Reply Thank you Francis. I feel so distant and I can't love him without Him. Someone pray for me. Log in to Reply always our fault right? what if you pray and pray and not feel God? he never shows up when you need him. Log in to Reply Right weird but true Log in to Reply I'm 19 and am somehow strayed away from the path of faith (I have stopped going to church, don't pray as much, etc.) I'm trying to find my way back. If anyone is reading this, please keep me in your prayers. Log in to Reply If God has forsaken me, I shall forsake him then… Log in to Reply Please pray for me. I feel distant from the Lord, and haven’t felt his presence in two years, and it is terrible. I need Him back in my life. Please pray for me. Log in to Reply "….yeah we all go through phases, but we can also snap out of it too!!".. Shot! love that. Log in to Reply I disagree. You can't "snap out of it". I've had prolonged periods before, weeks, of just about no communion at all. And this was during the greatest spiritual high of my life. This was a period where I was reading my Bible and praying for a minimum of three consecutive hours a day not including the many other times of spontaneous devotions and prayer. But it was at this point where I dealt most strongly with God's distance. Would four hours a day have drawn him? I doubt it. God does what he wills. Certainly we often inflict it on ourselves, but that is in no way a constant. Sometimes we just have to pray and wait in the hope that he will return. Sometimes you can't "snap out of it". Log in to Reply I think it's because we are depressed, feel hopeless, are going through some stuff..The devil might use are weaknesses for he sees everything..and use it against us. Log in to Reply Amen!!! Log in to Reply "God give me a longing for you" are some of the most honest words. Log in to Reply AMEN! Log in to Reply What does it mean to feel God? In literal terms. Log in to Reply here is the simple answer, "hE iSiN't fUkIn rEaL" Log in to Reply i’m 17 n i’ve done lots of sinning lately w/ sexual n just being busy. i noticed i’ve been really lazy w/ God, n when i pray i try to rush it. i also say that i want to go to Praying meeting n i always end up not going. plz pray for me Log in to Reply Very helpful! Log in to Reply Please pray for me Log in to Reply this is something i wanted to hear ..may god bless u Log in to Reply To all the people looking at this comment right now I love y’all and and just keep pushing through whatever you’re going through it’ll get better and you’ll get through it because pain doesn’t last forever❤️ Log in to Reply Please someone pray for me, i feel so distant from God, at the start of the year when i first got saved my relationship with the Lord was very strong and great but i’ve gotten so distracted and i can actually see my anxiety getting really bad, i’ve fallen back into sin and i’m so concerned. please someone pray for the Lord to give me the strength, i really feel as though i’m being attacked by the enemy as i have so many doubts in my mind, i know they don’t come from God though. i just want to be on the right path with Him again ): Log in to Reply "Every man is as closed to God as he wants to be" … So true Log in to Reply I really do appreciate a mature perspective like this man has. Very genuine and he doesn’t sit on a high horse about how much better he is than us. But he still does call out those that are not fixing the problem. He truly did help me to snap myself out of the mindset that I am hopeless. Log in to Reply 1:20 God give me a longing for you. This prayer is what God wants Log in to Reply I got this video through school. It made me feel an odd feeling that helped me work through some tough stuff. Thank you. Log in to Reply Omg I need God to help me. Help with my thoughts, my mind, memory, emotions, feelings. It’s a whole war zone and honestly without God there is no point to life. Nothing here can bring me what my soul needs. Log in to Reply At times I too feel dry in my prayer life. It seems nothing is working, nothing good is happening. My heart feels so heavy and I don't feel interest in doing anything. Sometimes I get rude response from prayer members. And from people whom I never expected offer me support. Log in to Reply “you can snap out of it too!” Log in to Reply Sometimes i feel like my prayers are nothing. I feel nothing but i know that i love god and i want him . I just feel stuck Log in to Reply When Francis said "snap out of it" it reminded me of Ecclesiastes. Bad and good things can go away as quick as the snap of a finger. If I seek, I will find. A few days of fervent pursuit, regardless of any apathy, to push through and rid myself of the distance. If it's something simple like that, which I didn't think it would, I'll take Francis up on this and go hard for God. Log in to Reply I was raised in a abusive house. So my mom never loved me, idk if it’s bc I’m the only one mix in my family or it because my family always favoritism my brothers. But my family didn’t open up being honest until I was 25 saying that my mom never wanted me she only wanted me for the child support money and that mom tried to give me away and my grandma tried to push me in a stroller into the streets when I was baby. To this day I’m 28 and my family still the same even worse now they act like they know everything they act like they’re the greatest thing in this world. And me I keep to myself, keep busy with work and school, always trying to reach my goals in life and same time I try to call and come see how my mom and family are doing even tho every time I’m around it’s like the evil disgusted look I get from them and not even saying anything besides a “hello”. Yet they claim to be super Christians. Oh another thing idk where this comes from but the church they go to taught them that you have to have money to go into heaven. What!?!? Log in to Reply I dunno if anyone will see this at this point, but can you pray for me? I’m struggling and I don’t feel as intimate with God as I should. I feel distant. I don’t know what’s causing it Log in to Reply Please pray over me Log in to Reply May hof bless you, this word has helped another fellow Christian in need. Log in to Reply I am struggling. Thank you so much for this video and your honesty. Log in to Reply I love God with all my heart❤❤. I dont know if im sinning. I want to get closer to God every single day. I don't know if im doing anything wrong. I feel like im not doing enough to please God? Log in to Reply Question how far will God go to get us back to Him? After messing up I don’t feel like I use to. Does He put us in time out? How long does it take Him to restore us? How can one tell God isn’t mad with them? Log in to Reply Can someone please pray for me. I feel sooo distant from God, and as a teenager it’s already very hard to be a Christian, but I feel so alone through it. I fasted but I still didn’t feel close to God and I’m rlly trying. I don’t know what to do anymore Log in to Reply So much said in such a short video. Log in to Reply I needed this SO MUCH! Ty Log in to Reply I’ve sinned so much , willingly as well. I’m at the point where I feel the spark is gone, the fire I once had for God has burned out and I’m just here. I have so many wounds, so much sadness and anger and pride, among other things. I feel too far gone. If anybody sees this, please pray for me. My name is Ashley Rivera, and I’m 18 years of age . Log in to Reply Thank you so much pastor francis. I am Currently backsliding and i really need this. I want to get in a deep communion with God. I am really willing not to do sins. I do'nt wanna quench holy sprit fire. Pls pray for me. Log in to Reply LEAVE YOUR COMMENT Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.