12 Feb 17
First I would say study the Bible prayerfully (and slowly), ask God to show you His character. God does work miracles, our faith is based on the Miracle of the Resurrection, but God also works through wisdom (even as we call Jesus "the Wisdom of God"), and His revelation is in the Apostolic teaching (that is to say, the teaching of Christ as committed to the Apostles, which we call the New Testament)-that is the "canon" or rule of our faith. The New Testament says that no one can come to Jesus unless the Father draws them, yes? And that no one can confess Jesus as Lord unless it is by the Holy Spirit-so this Scriptural statement is a sign because it is God's voice on the subject. Using that as a starting point, you must also understand that God is with you because He drew you to Him-so, He is with you. Also, He created you, so by definition that also means that He is with you. If you are calling out to Him in prayer, it is because His Spirit first initiated the desire in your heart to do so. Sometimes you may *feel* Him near, and sometimes you may not, but our faith stands not on our feelings but His promise...as St. Paul says, we walk by faith, not by sight.