There is no separation from God.
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Hemmed in. Caught up. Surrounded. Captured.
7 Where could I go to get away from your spirit?
Where could I go to escape your presence?
8 If I went up to heaven, you would be there.
If I went down to the grave, you would be there too!
9 If I could fly on the wings of dawn,
stopping to rest only on the far side of the ocean—
10 even there your hand would guide me;
even there your strong hand would hold me tight!
11 If I said, “The darkness will definitely hide me;
the light will become night around me,”
12 even then the darkness isn’t too dark for you!
Nighttime would shine bright as day,
because darkness is the same as light to you!
Psalm 139:7-12, CEB
Why do we feel separated from God? Perspective. Plain and simple. But, I also think there are two distinct types of separation.
This one is pretty obvious. Separation can happen physically. It can also be “socially” since we live in such a social media driven world. There are times when I’m not with my family while I’m at work. It’s not that I don’t want to be with them or that they don’t want to be with me.
Your separation is mythical. This may seem a little harsh, but it’s not. In high school, I was bullied. I battled my mind constantly. I thought that no one liked me. It was so easy for me to feel alone in a crowded room.
Was I alone? No.
Did I feel alone? Yes.
So, just because I felt alone, I was not alone. I had several friends who got to see the real me. So, my separation from people was a mental and mythical separation, it was not real.
In the same way, you are not separated from God.
We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade the presence of God. The world is crowded with Him. He walks everywhere incognito.