God loves you and created you to know Him personally. He expresses this love in His word:

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. . . . Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
John 3:16; 17:3

He knows you and wants you to know Him. However, sin separates you from God, preventing you from knowing Him. "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). Sin has created the natural, willful desire you have to do your own thing. This causes spiritual separation from a Holy God that leads to death. "The wages of sin is death" (Romans 6:23). Sin also created the "God-void" in your soul which can be filled only by Jesus. People try all sorts of things to satisfy the longing in their hearts, but Jesus is the only answer.

Jesus Christ is God's only provision for our sin. He is the only Way to God:

While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. . . . Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time . . . Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'.
Romans 5:8; 1 Corinthians 15:3-6; John 14:6

We must individually receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Then we can know God personally and experience His love.
* We receive Jesus by faith. Receiving Him means experiencing a new birth! Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. . . . For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Jesus answered, 'I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, 'You must be born again'.
John 1:12; Ephesians 2:8.9; John 3: 5-7

We receive Jesus by personally inviting Him into our lives! Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20).

We receive Jesus by faith as an act of our will. Ephesians 2:8 discusses the gift of salvation: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God..."

The only act of your will needed is to believe and receive.

Pray the following to ask Jesus into your heart:

Jesus, I want to know You personally. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. Please come into my heart as my Savior and my Lord. Thank You for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life. I turn my will over to You. Make me the person You want me to be. Praise You! Thank You. Help me trust in You. Amen.

Do not rely on feelings—they can be deceptive. Put your faith in the fact of God's Word and in His promises for you. As you fill up with His Word, your feelings will come into alignment with your faith in what He says. Pray to God regularly and ask to be led by the Holy Spirit. Read the Bible so you can become more intimately acquainted with God's ways. Surround yourself with good friends who know Jesus. Look for a friend whose life is producing the fruits of the Holy Spirit. Ask them to help disciple you in Godly growth. Tell someone about your decision to follow Jesus! It will strengthen your faith. God bless you!