God continues to blow my mind every day from the moment I realized He's real and not just this imaginary thing in the sky. He reached down into my brokenness and gained my complete attention when I had no prior knowledge or belief in Him. No matter where you might be in life, whether you believe whole heatedly or are completely skeptical and have no desire to pursue a relationship with God, He already knows you.
He knows every detail of your life, your hurt and pain, the struggles you have gone through, the silent tears, the highs, the lows, the loss, the grief, the forgotten moments that even you don't register in your memory, He KNOWS. It's this love that led me to knowHim in return and it is this love that is drawing you towards Him. You see, God showed me in a very practical and real way that He knows me and He was in fact there in every moment of my life, the good and the bad.
I think sometimes we feel an absence of God because of the hurt and pain we experience, and then attribute that 'feeling like Gods absent' to the notion that Godmust therefore be absent. This thought is one of the greatest lies that comes across our minds as a way of protecting us from being disappointed, but I believe this thought is actually thebeginning of our pain. You see, God is the only one that can truly comfort our hearts minds and souls because He knows us better than we know ourselves.