God is not far, He is Closer Than You Could Ever Imagine
Psalms 16:8- I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved
When I was younger I believed God was so high up in the heavens and far away to hear us, I wondered if that was why some people screamed in their prayers so He would hear them better. I have come to learn that He is as close as the hair on our skin, so close, He lives in us. That is really really close, and that goes to show the extent of His desire to be with us.
Most times, life may not be so easy, but it is not Gods desire for us to go through pain of any kind. Being a believer is not a promise of a stress free life but it’s the promise of being able to receive direction from God even in such times. He is always in our corner, however, we can decide to walk in a manner different from His directions, or not even desire His direction at all. God is well aware that we cannot do it all on our own, that is why He is never far away.
Daily activities can be blinding, deafening that we lose sight of His presence within us. He speaks and we do not hear because we are too distracted, drowning in life’s drama. God has promised to never leave us nor forsake us and this is true, He does not lie, He makes no mistake. The bible says in Mathew 11:28-30
verse 28-Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29-Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30-For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
We need to understand that sticking with Gods direction gives us perspective. He never walks away, we do. Hebrews 13 verse 8 says
“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever”.
He does not change, He is consistent. Seek Him with all your heart, and you shall find Him. Shout if you want to, or you could be as calm as a whisper, He hears all the same. He is not so far. If anything He just loves to take up your personal space, let Him be the one you are closest to because He is just right inside you, yes, even this instant.
Dear Father, thank you being in my corner, thank you for being by my side. I love you God, thank you for loving me so much. Help me to always remember you are there, and when I forget how much you love please remind me how you never let go. Amen