I think we have all had those times in our lives hen we felt like we were going it alone, like God wasn't close to us. I know that God is always with us and during those times typically it is us causing the distance and not God.
What I am truly thankful for today though are the times that we feel Gods presence really strongly in our lives. For me those times are usually during some sort of trial or hardship. Of course because those are the times I look to God the most.Now granted I should be constantly looking to God. That is definitely something I need to work on. That aside though I am just so thankful that during this deployment I am feeling God strengthening me daily. I know I couldnt get through this without Him.