Faith Poem

Poem About Feeling Distant From God

I am going through a dark phase of my life where nothing makes sense. I feel far away from God and people. I want to know God more, but He feels distant. The promises He has given me just make me feel frustrated because none seem true. My faith feels like it is dying, but I know my feelings do not dictate reality. This poem is meant to describe my feelings, not what is actually true. The truth is God is good and faithful, but this poem was written simply to express my hurt.

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I know this feeling well. I have been there a few times. In a way, I feel like that now. For me, when I was so, so lost I picked a church in my town and went one Sunday and sat in the back...

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Outside The Door

© more by Katie M. Elliott

Published by Family Friend Poems October 2017 with permission of the Author.

How am I supposed to trust You
When You feel so far away?
How can I grow closer to You
When it is here I am forced to stay?

You gave me so many promises,
And none of them have come true.
I am still knocking on the door
And asking and seeking for You.

I thought it was Your desire
To fill me with living water,
Yet I am still stuck in the mire
And thirsting for You, my Father.

It has been a whole year, Lord,
And I still cannot hear Your Word.
I have this terrible growing fear
That You will leave me here.

God, my faith is so, so thin.
My spirit is completely dry.
I don't know how all this fits in,
And I don't understand the reason why.

I hate feeling separated from You
And this frustration in my heart.
I do not know what to do
Or where to even start.

Is all my seeking in vain?
Am I too confused to find You?
The only thing I find is pain
And confusion over what I should do.

"Ask and you will receive," You said.
"Seek and you will find."
Lord, all I want is You, my Friend,
And peace within my mind.

My hand is sore from knocking
And my voice from pleading at the door.
My entire world is rocking,
And yet You continue to ignore.

Frustration is all I feel inside,
And I'm losing sight of You.
I want Your guidance in my life.
Please tell me what I should do.

Lord, I am tired. Don't You care?
I am ready to just give up.
This searching is more than I can bear.
All of this is just too much.

I cannot take a single step
Without You guiding me.
I have no idea what to do next.
Oh God, please do not leave!


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  • Matthew Zobov by Matthew Zobov
  • 2 years ago

I feel the exact same way basically. I'm 15 and I just woke up one day (about a month ago) and I felt distant from God. I sometimes have moments where I can grasp that connection, but I don't know what to do. Might it be some kind of test of faith? I don't know. But I understand your struggles.

  • Rhema Faith Fain by Rhema Faith Fain
  • 3 years ago

I feel the same way. I am afraid that he will leave me behind with the others. I am scared to death, but my parents are helping me through it.

  • Matthew Zobov by Matthew Zobov
  • 2 years ago

I'm 15 and I feel the same way 90% too. I think it might be some kind of test of faith maybe. It happened to me about a month ago and I literally just woke up one morning and everything changed. Can it be something that Christian teenagers go through?

  • Elizabeth Carter by Elizabeth Carter
  • 5 years ago

I know this feeling well. I have been there a few times. In a way, I feel like that now. For me, when I was so, so lost I picked a church in my town and went one Sunday and sat in the back and just listened. I sang and when the preacher talked it felt like it was meant for me to hear. I felt the connection again so much that I cried for so long. And every now and then I go to a church and do the same thing and each time it has helped me feel connected, so when I do my thing at home I feel like he hears me and is helping me.

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