It was early 2014. I was in bible quizzing, memorizing bible verses every day out of the book of John. One of my favorite verses that I would quote to myself everyday was John 14:18 which says, “I will not leave you comfortless. I will come to you.”
At youth convention that year, I went to the altar during praise and worship. I was worshipping my heart out but I could not feel the presence of God. I was crying because I was giving God my all but I could not feel Him. It felt like He wasn’t there. I remember praying, “Lord, what do you want me to do?” And after I said that, the spirit of God hit me so hard I could not stand and I fell back onto the ground. It’s so wonderful when God does this, He just lays you down so gently. It sounds like it would be painful but when God is the one doing it, He doesn’t let you get hurt.
So I’m on the ground praying and shouting and speaking in tongues. My spirit was rejoicing! Finally I could feel God’s presence! But as I kept praying, service had to go on, the ministers told the people around me to get me to the side and they dragged me to the side so I could continue to pray. I tried to walk myself but the spirit of God was too strong on me. I laid there for a little bit still not able to stand until I started to lift myself off the ground. I managed to pull myself up and wobble to my seat. At this point the preaching had started and I can still feel God’s presence so strongly.
I asked God, “oh my word! God! What was that!?” And here’s the best part. God spoke to my spirit and said, “I will not leave you comfortless, I will come to you, remember?”
That’s the great thing about our God! He will never leave us alone, or to try and figure things out on our own. He wants to comfort us and surround us with love! His love for us is beyond our understanding. He will never leave us without comfort, without peace. He loves us too much!