When a catholic doesn't feel connected to God- what to do
Hi! It is often after difficult times that I feel close to God more than usual; it's sort of like picking myself up or being picked up by His grace. I still don't feel completely connected to God, that would require prayer, possibly singing hymns, and thinking about God. So, this hub is about spiritual slumps- the times we feel like ehhhhhh and don't remember how to pick ourselves up with God.
Saint Therese , called the greatest saint of modern times, said she often felt deserted by God as if He had distanced himself from her. She said she realized He was testing her to see if she had the faith to still trust Him. Why would God test us? Isn't our whole lives a test?
On the cross, Jesus said "Father (Abba) Father, Why hast thou forsaken me?" These are my three theories:
- Jesus had to feel abandonment from God in order to be an example for us who would later feel it. He had suffered every possible thing we suffer, more so, so it would make sense he's suffer this too.
- God the father could have looked away for a moment, not being able to look at His adorable Son be so terribly tortured. Especially having infinite love.
- Jesus was weak and dying and may have in his pain and sate of mind temporarily doubted God. In the Garden of Gethsemane, he shook with fear of the upcoming torture.
Ave Maria Celine Dion
I try and pray when I feel spiritually dry. Let God know everything: your fears, your sadness, your anger, your joy, thank Him for the blessings. We are supposed to talk to Jesus and God as our Father and friend, trusting in Him that He will help. You will everytime feel soothed and comforted and start noticing good things in your life.
I've been told that Jesus just loves hearing from us and talking to him will allow Him to talk back to us in formes of inspiration and "ideas" we suddenly have.
In Union with your most precious blood poured out on the cross for us
and offered in every Mass, I offer you today
all my prayers, works, joys, sorrows, sufferings for the praise
of your Holy Name
for all the desires of Your Sacred Heart
In Union with all Christians
and our final union with you in Heaven.
Beautiful Prayers and Hymns
Essential Prayers~A guide
I feel that since Christmas time is nearing, it would be good to hear Ave Maria and perhaps purchase some Christmas music or beautiful hymns in general.
M*E*R*R*Y C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S !!