Do you have a relationship with God?

Published 5:28 am Sunday, October 28, 2018

Do you have a relationship with God? Years ago, my relationship with Him was non-existent, unless trouble befell me. Then, I remembered to pray and to go to church. Otherwise, I didn’t give God much thought. And my life was a mess.

I lived my life according to how I wanted to live. I went to church occasionally, but it was more out of obligation than the desire to know God and to worship Him. While I was saved, I didn’t enjoy my salvation. The scriptures seemed foreign to me and the gospel condemned me. If I’m being honest, going to church seemed more like a burden than a blessing.

Then one day, it was as if my trial would destroy me. No one could help me. I couldn’t sleep at night. I was so depressed that I could barely get out bed. I had anxiety attacks daily. My doctor put me on antidepressants, and my body reacted badly to the medication. The constant suicidal thoughts terrified me. After I had tried different medications and went through months of anguish, I finally turned to the Lord.

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Every night I went out onto my deck and I prayed. I talked to Him just like I might talk to a friend. I told Him about my problems and then I asked for guidance. For the first time in my life, I desired a relationship with Him. To this day, He is still my very best friend.

I can’t even put into words what His friendship means to me. He is always there to listen to me. He always leads me and guides me in the right way. I love knowing that nothing, not even death, can separate me from Him.

Every morning, I have my coffee with Him. I get up earlier than I need to get up so that I can read my Bible and pray. I love spending this time with Him. It is the most important part of my day. He always gives me what I need when I need it.

Candida Sullivan is an award-winning author and inspirational speaker. She has shared her message of hope and overcoming all over the world. If you’d like to know more about her and her message, please send her an email at or visit her website at