For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
The second key area of redemption that refers to what God has done within us when we were born again is the work of reconciliation. Notice in the above verse it refers to the fact that we were enemies of God, but God reconciled us through the death of His Son Jesus. An enemy is not your friend. The word reconcile means to make a friend out of an enemy. Once born again, we now have the best friend we could ever have, God.
The devil tries to convince believers that God is not our friend, and you even hear believers say they feel God is far from them, but He is as close as their next breath. When we say we feel like God is far from us, we are going by feelings and not by faith. This is what satan wants us to do. Once you start believing this lie you will struggle to believe in God’s love and in His desire to help you. Your circumstances in life have nothing to do with how close God is to you.
Hebrews 13:5b – For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
God has said He will never leave you nor forsake you. Proverbs 18:34 tells us there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother, and that friend is our God. We may not always act friendly to God, for Jesus said we show our friendship toward Him by keeping His commandments, but God will never turn His back on us. He is a friend through reconciliation who will never leave you nor forsake, so don’t fall for the lie that God is far from you. If you are born again, He is residing in your spirit man right now.