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God is real, no matter how you feel

by Rick Warren

The Lord has hidden himself from his people, but I trust him and place my hope in him. Isaiah 8:17

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“To mature your friendship, God will test it with periods of seeming separation—times when it feels as if he has abandoned or forgotten you.”

It is easy to worship God when things are going great in your life—when he has provided food, friends, family, health, and happy situations. But circumstances are not always pleasant. How do you worship God then? What do you do when God seems a million miles away?

The deepest level of worship is praising God in spite of pain, thanking God during a trial, trusting him when tempted, surrendering while suffering, and loving him when he seems distant.

Friendships are often tested by separation and silence; Continue reading