You Don’t Feel The Holy Spirit? Here Are 7 Things To Do

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  1. Lee Richard says:

    Thank you for writing this! This is the message I was looking for. I found the Lord in a dramatic way in 2015, at my 4th rehab. He saved me from decades of drug addiction and new age spiritualism. I stayed sober for 4 years, and grew a lot in my relationship with Him. When I prayed to Him, I felt this joy in my heart that felt like it was overflowing, so that my heart was shining! I began to understand scripture because I was seeing it happen in my own life! And yet I neglected Him at times, in just the way you described. He would fill me with a longing for Him, and instead of going to prayer, I turned on a stupid cartoon!? What an insult to Him. Then during the lockdown, I ended up relapsing on drugs ( because of depression, anger, and not putting Him first. Entertainment is an Idol for me) and I was afraid I severed our relationship for good. I even went through some demonic attacks during this period. Since then I have struggled to stay sober and struggled to feel His presence. And it really has worried me. But today, I am sober, and have been for a few months, and am working to rebuild my relationship with Him. I joined a Bible study, and am in the process of tearing down my idols, by getting rid of tv access, and limiting smart phone access during the morning and night, when I should be seeking Him (not Netflix). I realize I need to take Him more seriously and cut some things out of my life, before I can begin to work on my obedience. The modern world is too distracting! Thank you for the encouraging words!

    • Zalka Pangerl says:

      Hi Lee, First and foremost, I am grateful that you found it helpful! 🙂 Thank you for opening up and sharing your story with us as well! Much of what you’ve said also applies to me! I also experienced demonic attacks. This usually happens when we neglect to pray, study the Bible, and spend time in God’s Word. The armor of God is necessary to put on before the battle each day.

      It never ceases to amaze me how God can transform us despite the messiness of our lives. I struggled with depression, suicidal thoughts, and hopelessness for multiple years before founding Christ. In my career, I began to experience disappointment after disappointment until it became too much for me. This downward spiral was the beginning of my relationship with Jesus.

      What I’ve learned is that the most important thing is to recognize where we’ve strayed from our first love. Then comes repentance and prayer to God to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:1-13 tells us that we have an opportunity to enter God’s rest, but there is also a chance that we can fail to experience it out of disobedience. Sometimes we just have to surrender our fear of facing our deepest struggles and pains to God. And, as you mentioned, we need to take our relationship with Jesus more seriously and honor him with fear and respect. 🙂

      Your words have also been encouraging to me. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts, and I wish you many blessings! 🙂

  2. Oyibo Prayer says:

    Thanks it was helpful and encouraging though!


    Thank you so much , this has really helped me , right now I feel like I don’t have holy spirit in me anymore, in the past when I was praying I felt his presence close to me I felt like anm talking to him one by one , I used even to feel danger ahead and I would stop it, but nowadays when I pray I feel nothing , my everything is parting away I need his presence again, MAY YOU HELP ME TO PRAY MY DEAR SO GOD CAN GIVE ME BACK HIS SPIRIT, ALSO PRAY FOR FAVOR IN MY HOUSEHOLD AND FINANCIAL BREAKTHROUGH WE ARA PASSING A LOT AS A FAMILY.

    • Zalka Pangerl says:

      Praise God for touching your heart! My advice to you (based on personal experience) is that you start singing songs, hymns, or psalms to God (or whatever He puts on your heart) – this will shift your emphasis away from yourself and toward Him.

      When our spiritual lamps run out of oil, Satan is attempting to turn us against God. I fell into this trap, and the only way out was to worship God and sing song (probably you know it): “What can wash away my sins, nothing but the blood of Jesus” – God, cleanse me of the sins of pride, rebellion, groaning, and self-condemnation (I began to list which sins). I once read that when we sin, we don’t lose our salvation, but we do lose the joy of salvation. I believe the biggest problem we confront when we cannot sense God’s presence is that we don’t know who we are in Christ and who God is – which is why, when we can’t feel it, we may start believing numerous lies – That is why we must seek God and know His character. God is loving, compassionate, and merciful, always ready to forgive, and always capable of releasing prisoners. I will pray for you and God’s provision! God is with you and will provide whatever you need! 🙂 Trust in His promises: “Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

  4. Michelle OKEKE says:

    Hi. I always thought I knew God until I wanted to truly walk with him and I started to doubt even his existence. Everything feels like a lie. I can no longer defend to myself what is wrong or right. I feel lonely. People speak about how reading your Bible will pull you closer to God but you need the Holy Spirit. How can I have the Holy Spirit when I don’t even believe there’s God. And if I don’t believe how can I be saved. I’ve tried to convince myself in different ways about the existence of God but I just can’t hold it down. Don’t get me wrong I want to know God. I want to enjoy the things that come with knowing him. I even want to lead people to him. But I don’t even believe in anything.

    • Bella says:

      I went through the same thing. And I want you to know that you’re not alone. Whenever we try to get close to God, who or what do you think tries to stop us? Something evil that wants to try to not let us go on the right path right? Look around this world, people are constantly suffering and doing evil deeds, don’t you think there is a solution to all of this knowing that man did not create this world? The solution is Jesus. Before I got saved, I didn’t want to hear about God. I believed there was no God and I hardened my heart towards Him, He still chose to save me. How much more do you think He, Your Creator, wants that for you? You see, John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have eternal life”. You see, God sent Jesus on this earth to save us knowing our sinful nature and our disobedience towards God, we didn’t know Jesus, but He knew us, and you know what? He suffered so that one day we won’t have to suffer anymore once we accepted Him as our Lord and Savior. God is a loving God, and once you walk with Him it’s the best decision and peace you will ever have for eternity. I’m not saying it will be easy, there will be warfare.. Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places” But I promise you, it will all be worth it in the end. He is our Father and i promise that He loves you and always will. If you need help i’m here.. I apologize if this is a bit late. And once you accept Jesus as Lord and Savior and repent of your sins, you will recieve the Holy Spirit, for He is faithful to which you are called for. Your faith will grow as you mature, but 1 Peter 2:2-3 ” Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, 3 now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.” Reading God’s Word will grow your faith, even if you are unsure, The Bible was made to bring people to Christ and preach about His salvation for sinners and for the believers/saved to grow from it. Don’t give up, you will feel like it at times, but fight the good fight of faith and push forward. Matthew 24:13 “But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Now’s the time. Hope this helped :). God bless you and i’m praying for you.

    • Bella says:

      I also want you to know that you will be a great blessing to others when you choose to lead others to Him :).

    • Zalka Pangerl says:

      Hi, Michelle! Thank you for being so open and sharing a little bit of your story. Since I was experiencing the same things as you were, I wanted to let you know that I completely understand how you feel! For a very long time, I battled the idea that God exists, and even when I saw proof of His existence, I refused to believe it. I watched Ray Comfort’s “The Atheist Delusion” amid my unbelief, and it opened my eyes, but I still didn’t believe God created everything.

      During quarantine in 2020, I was laid off from my job, and it was during this time that I began to sincerely seek God for real answers. I also joined a faith group on Facebook (as for me and my house podcast) and Hearing the Truth of the Gospel: “Jesus loves you, He died for you” and “It’s all about relationship with Him” began to change me. I began talking to Him, confessing everything that was on my mind. Furthermore, after hearing numerous stories about how Jesus changed people’s lives, I reasoned that there had to be more to it. In addition, I watched an American gospel, which helped me understand God better. I wanted to know my purpose “God why did you make me?” Then my student status expired, and the fear of being unemployed overcame me, and God became the only lifeline I had left. That was the point at which I finally humbled myself and surrendered my life to Jesus. I opened up to Him and spoke to Him as if He were a friend. And in that prayer, I experienced such joy, freedom, and peace! The Holy Spirit instantly restored me and healed me of everything that had been tormenting me.

      After being born again, you will be transformed from the inside out. It’s as if your life is just beginning; you’re alive! The Bible says For “the earth is the Lord’s, and the fullness thereof” 2 Corinthians 10:26 – this was the verse I needed to read until my final doubt about God’s existence crumbled.

      Perhaps the missing piece for you is a relationship with God and a born-again experience. Imagine a relationship with God as a phone that needs to be charged when it runs low – that is how we must fill our hearts with the right “charger” – Jesus Christ. I will definitely pray for you! 🙂