This week I was out for a walk and suddenly felt this awareness of being far away from Jesus. Do you know what I mean? My prayers felt like they were hitting the clouds and coming right back at me, doubts were starting to creep in and everyone with no faith seemed to be doing just fine and even prospering, while I’m struggling.
What’s up with seasons like this? Why am I experiencing this when Jesus promised to never leave me or forsake me? (Hebrews 13:5)? Sometimes I just withdraw (“O poor me”) other times I compensate by working harder (“I will just get through this”). Do you ever have times like this? Fear, worry, pride driving your lack of connection with the one your heart loves?
In the Song of Songs, this is not the the Bride’s response in Song 4 – she is beginning to grow in confident maturity because she is learning to know and love and trust her Lover. She not only knows his love, his beauty and his strength, but she also knows what he’s thinking about her. She is beginning to understand (knowledge) and experience (emotions) the Bridegroom’s thoughts and emotions about her. As you read them, can you believe that this is how Jesus thinks & feels about you?