I never felt like I could connect with God until I started Studying His word.
He felt far away. Distant.
I wanted more out of my relationship with Him. I wanted to get closer to Him.
So I read my Bible.
That helped some. So I started reading it more.
Then I started studying it. Really reading. Getting to know God through His Word.
Then it clicked.
I finally realized that my relationship with God was more than a feeling - it was a relationship founded on truly knowing each other. God knew me, and I was doing the work to get to know Him.