Often times we think, "Why am I stuck in this sin?" "Why does God feel so far away?" "Why am I struggling with this same issue for years on end?" "Why am I so unhappy?" "Where is this joy God promises us?"
I am sure at one point or another in your walk with Christ you've asked one of these questions. Yet we're told to "draw near to God". There's a proactive, moving forward implication of this verse.
God doesn't move farther away from us, He patiently waits for us. Once we make the first step towards being closer to Him, He'll draw near.
If you're feeling distant ask God what "drawing near to Him" looks like for you. You'll be surprised at how quickly He responds! I love God so much!!