I distinctly remember sitting on a cabin porch at my favorite summer camp years ago reflecting over the concept that when God feels far away, it isn't God that's moved, it's us. It's so easy to get caught up in the temporal, the stuff that doesn't even matter, isn't it? So easy to get our focus off of the LORD and onto the storm or even the fluffy nothings of life that distract us from what really matters.
In some ways I think I was wiser as a child. I inherently knew life was "taken care of" so trust came easy. But is that not how it should be now? Yes! Absolutely! There is no difference between life now and life when I was a child except the addition of several years. I had no doubt the LORD would use me then, so there should be no doubt now. I had no doubt He would lead me then, so there should be no doubt now! I knew God was active in my life then, so why should I dare doubt it now?
Oh, what forgiveness we must seek, what path we must be sure to tread. How we must safeguard ourselves from moving away from that relationship of trust and faith and love. Let us make it our chief object to walk with our hand in His. Let us make it our goal to renew our faith and ask Him to rekindle our zeal. Let us make it our focus to walk with increasingly greater trust and keep our eyes ever and only upon His face.