Distant God: Why He Feels Far Away...And What We Can Do About It

Distant God Why He Feels Far Away And What We Can Do About It Does God feel far away There comes a time in every Christian s life when God feels distant This feeling can be confusing discouraging or even dangerous Distant God meets us in the middle of this str

Distant God Why He Feels Far AwayAnd What We Can Do Does God feel far away There comes a time in every Christian s life when God feels distant This feeling can be confusing, discouraging, or even dangerous. Psalm When God Seems Distant Bible Steven J Cole Steve served as the pastor of Flagstaff Christian Fellowship from May, through his retirement in December, From he was the pastor of Lake Gregory Community Church in Crestline, California. The Call of Distant Mammoths Why the Ice Age Mammals To help us understand what happened during the Ice Age, Peter Ward takes us on a tour of other mass extinctions through earth s history He presents a compelling account of the great comet crash that killed off the dinosaurs, and describes other extinctions that were even extensive. Who Is God What Is God Like See Personality Traits Brief article explains how God loves us and has chosen to reveal his nature, his thoughts, his heart to us Here are six characteristics of God that we can count on. Why doesn t God just show himself God Evidence Does Despite the scientific and philosophical arguments for the existence of God presented on this website and elsewhere, some readers may still be haunted by a persistent question If he is than just an imaginary big daddy in the sky, why does it seem that God is hiding from us If God is Omnipotent All Powerful Why Did He Need to God created the universe over time because creating it instantly would not have fulfilled at least some of His purposes for the creation Significantly, God s glory is manifest clearly in an ancient universe and ancient earth. Why Did Jesus say, My God, Why Have You Forsaken Me A reader recently sent a a series of questions about the experience of Jesus on the cross I have answered most of the questions in previous posts since the list below In this post I will address the question about what Jesus meant when He said, My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me Uzak Distant Rotten Tomatoes A drama set in Istanbul revolving around the relationship between a melancholic and obsessive middle aged photographer named Mahmut and his cousin, Yusuf, an unemployed country boy who comes to Does Distant Starlight Prove the Universe Is Old Critics of biblical creation sometimes use distant starlight as an argument against a young universe But when we examine this argument carefully, we will see that it does not work Critics of biblical creation sometimes use distant starlight as an argument against a young universe The argument Why Do We Give In to Porn Desiring God And that s why we fall We use pornography only when we fail to see the goodness and glory of God in his present moment actions towards us, and for us.

  • Title: Distant God: Why He Feels Far Away...And What We Can Do About It
  • Author: Chris Nye
  • ISBN: 9780802414373
  • Page: 142
  • Format: Paperback
  • Does God feel far away There comes a time in every Christian s life when God feels distant This feeling can be confusing, discouraging, or even dangerous Distant God meets us in the middle of this struggle It helps us think rightly about what we re experiencing and gives practical ways for drawing near to God It answers questions like What does it mean that God is alwaDoes God feel far away There comes a time in every Christian s life when God feels distant This feeling can be confusing, discouraging, or even dangerous Distant God meets us in the middle of this struggle It helps us think rightly about what we re experiencing and gives practical ways for drawing near to God It answers questions like What does it mean that God is always with me What role do works like devotion, confession, and repentance have in all this How should I handle spiritual lows and seasons of doubt When we feel distant from God, we need voices of truth speaking into our lives Drawing from the story of the prodigal son, Chris Nye takes us through various reasons why we may feel this way and offers encouragement along the way.This is not a book of trite answers or easy solutions, but it offers specific ways of drawing near when God feels distant It also includes stories of Christians throughout history who have faced this issue in similar ways.Distant God is a biblical and pastoral answer to why God might feel far away and what we can and cannot do about it.

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    1. Distant God is a insightful, and powerful book on the work of the Holy Spirit in a believers life. Chris Nye argues that every person when they come to Christ they have a longing for God. The longing for God's presence confirms the truth set in Scripture that without faith in Christ we're all separated from him. We're often told that we shouldn't trust our feelings instead be rooted in the knowledge of God. Dietrich Bonhoeffer even said, "God is not God of the feelings, but God of the truth." Bu [...]

    2. [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Moody Publishers.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.]As a resident of the Portland area, I find it striking how many people feel called to write books and are published as Christian authors from this area given the general lack of religious faith among the population of the area at large.  Be that as it may, this book comes with an interesting concept in talking about the intimacy of mankind with God and why this often falls short of our ow [...]

    3. We Christians know we are living in the presence of God and are to take that presence seriously. But what if we don't feel close to God?While it is part of being human to long for God's presence, Nye also explains how humans feel far from God – a result of the Fall. We became self-absorbed. “There is no faster way to move away from God than to move further in on yourself.”Nye reminds us we are living in a world bathed with God's presence. God is interacting with us in more ways than we rea [...]

    4. One of the very first things I noticed when I started reading this book was how very much the author , Chris Nye, loves God. And yet, his isn't a message filled with kittens and rainbows. Chris is very honest when he says that at times it feels as if God is far from us. The times when He feels close fades, and we are left questioning if we really experienced them at all. We face trials and wonder where God is. During these experiences the author recommends that we keep praying. We should talk to [...]

    5. About the Book:Does God feel far away?There comes a time in every Christian’s life when God feels distant. This feeling can be confusing, discouraging, or even dangerous.Distant God meets us in the middle of this struggle. It helps us think rightly about what we’re experiencing and gives practical ways for drawing near to God. It answers questions like:What does it mean that God is always with me?What role do works (like devotion, confession, and repentance) have in all this?How should I han [...]

    6. The reality of our relationships is simple; our actions toward others are tied to our intimacy with others. The trembling sense for the hereness of God is the assumption of our being accountable to Him. God awareness is not an act of God being known to man; it is the awareness of man's being known by God. In thinking about Him we are thought by Him. We are created for relationships and intimacy. To be known and to know. Being created in the image of God, we long for intimacy. The teaching of why [...]

    7. Chris Nye's Distant God: Why He Feels Far Away and What We Can Do about It is a book filled with honest spiritual reflection on Nye's own spiritual life, and the lessons we can take from it. So many Christians -- myself included -- have those moments when God feels so far from us. There's a distance that no prayer seems able to cross, that every devotion seems to fall flat and empty. It's during those experiences, though, that Nye has learned the lesson so many spiritual fathers and mothers hav [...]

    8. Distant God, written by Chris Nye, is a book of biblical guidance on feeling closer to God when He feels far away. Our modern culture teaches us to take a step back and focus on our selves when times get tough. This is the exact opposite of what the Bible tells us to do. We are not meant for self absorption, but rather self giving. Every relationship has it's times when the feeling of closeness is not there, it is the same in our relationship with God. God is always with us, but we go through ti [...]

    9. The title of this book seemed promising in an age that elevates feeling over truth. Regrettably, it did not deliver. While offering occasional flashes of insight on how to address misaligned sentiment, the book was bloated with the author's personal anecdotes, pop-evangelical/quasi-Christian role models, and sometimes-spurious inferences, stretching 20 pages of content to a 184-page Kindle read. If you're looking for a fluffy, anecdotal meander through the topic of sentiment toward God, read thi [...]

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