forthrightly “Because Your loving–kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise you.” Psalm 63:3. Do you ever feel your relationship with the Lord lacks a passionate connection? If you answered yes, here are some things you can do to overcome the obstacles to intimacy. First, live honestly. Open up to the Lord about the pain of your losses and admit your failures. Secondly, ponder and believe the Scriptures about God’s character and His longing for you. Being close in a relationship takes time and effort – even when it’s with the Lord. God pursues us in our restlessness, receives us in our sinfulness, holds us in our brokenness.