God feels very far away. It wasn't like that a few months ago. It truly felt as if the Holy Spirit was changing me. Convicting me of things to change. So having the Holy Spirit's pressure on me I changed a lot of things. But,a habitual sin has come in and God has felt very distant since then. The Holy Spirit is not intervening like He used to. This has got me concerned that the Holy Spirit was never in me in the first place. It's like I'm a wandering apostate screaming for God to redeem me. Yet, He seems silent. How can I repent and depend on faith instead of feelings? Maybe im not saved at all because I am always banking on my feelings. What can i do?
First, it is wise to examine your faith. Fear not as Christ answered many in the Bible in times of crisis. You can receive an answer. You and I did nothing to earn or deserve the grace of God. We receive it from the merits of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ lived a perfect life. He was God in the flesh. He was the perfect sacrifice to pay for our sins. Christ received the wrath of God intended for law breakers like us. Christ received our punishment. When we repent, or turn from sin, we receive forgiveness of sins, peace with god, eternal life in Heaven, and we are declared righteous in the eyes of God all because of what Jesus did for us. Trust Jesus-not your feelings. Christ declares you righteous not a youth pastor or evangelist. Go to Him in prayer now!.