People, and probably most of us, have said that we don’t feel close to God at one time or another. Emotions always play a part in relationships, but they should not be the determining factor. With God it really doesn’t matter whether we “feel” close to Him or not. He has first come to us, and has promised never to leave or forsake us. So, feelings are deceptive. We must look deeper at the truth that under-girds our relationship with God, and also with others. We don’t always feel good toward a spouse, but we live in the marriage covenant, “for better, or worse, till death we part.” The same can be said for true friendships. It is really nice to feel good, but feelings are not a basis on which we live, especially with our Lord.