Do You Feel A Million Miles Away from God?

The government has been taking photos of us.

A few years ago, NASA’s Cassini Telescope snapped this photo of you and me, as the telescope approached Saturn. The brighter blue dot near the center of the photo is us – planet earth!

Matt Space

It’s easy to look at a photo like this and be impressed with the scientific knowledge it took to make it happen. But pause, and look at the photo again…this is what it feels like to be millions of miles from home.

You may feel millions of miles away from God right now, perhaps because of some choices you’ve made, or the hurts you’ve suffered. I’ve felt that way too – lonely… isolated… like He’s forgotten me.

If you’re feeling about as far from God as the earth is in that photo, lean into a verse that has been so important to me: Deuteronomy 4:29, “But if from there you seek the Lord your God, you will find him if you seek him with all your heart and with all your soul.

God promises us that no matter how far we’ve drifted from Him, even if it feels like we’ve wandered millions of miles away in our heart, mind, and soul – the instant we turn to seek him we WILL find Him, and he will forgive our sins, He’ll heal our hurts, and walk with us back to the freedom, joy, and peace that can only be found in Him.

Matt Stockman
Brand Director, STAR 99.1

P. S. Earth is actually about 887 million miles away in that photo!


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  1. Joseph Chandra on October 26, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    With God in my heart it seems the heaven very close to my heart with peaceful minds and easy feeling.

  2. Matt on October 26, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks for reading, Joseph!

  3. Juliet on October 26, 2023 at 10:26 pm

    This sums it up perfectly for me! That is exactly how I’ve been feeling for the past 5 months! It’s such a terrible feeling and I know Gid is with me because I’m alive and feel that there’s still hope!

  4. Juliet on October 26, 2023 at 10:30 pm

    I just want to thank God for seeing us all through not matter the situation. The song whiter said our God is awesome God. I want to continually serve him!

    • Matt on October 30, 2023 at 11:41 am

      I’m so glad you’re finding the reminders that He is right there with you. We’re praying for you, Juliet!

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