Too often, when we pray, we feel isolated. Perhaps our friends, family, and or circumstances have left us hanging out over a long, long drop. At those times it’s easy to feel abandoned, alone, and forgotten. But that feeling is coming from Satan, the enemy of your heart. He’s trying hard to convince you of an impossible lie.
In today’s prayer and meditation, we find the truth. Think about today’s attribute of what makes God, God as read in the Navigator’s tool “30 Days of Praying the Names and Attributes of God.”
quoting from the Navigator tool:
God is omnipresent.
God is everywhere—in and around everything, close to everyone. “‘Do not I fill heaven
and earth?’ declares the Lord.”
Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the dawn, If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, Even there Your hand will lead me, And Your right hand will lay hold of me. If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, And the light around me will be night,” Even the darkness is not dark to You, And the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You. Psalm 139:7–12
I know folks who consider the ever-presence of God as a threatening thing, “He’s always watching; you can’t get away from Him” or “I just want God to leave me alone.”
For people who do not have a relationship with God based upon knowing Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, a feeling of threat might very well be true. We can’t hide from God. He IS indeed always there. There is no such thing as a “secret, private sin.”
But for those of us who are Christ-followers, the truth of His ever-presence is a huge comfort. In its essence, God’s omnipresence means the God of the Universe sticks to our sides like glue. When a Christian is feeling alone, isolated, and forgotten, we can be sure all we have to do is turn to Him – and He’s right there by our side. Just think about the following verses in your life.
“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19–20
“I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. John 14:16–18
Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all! 2 Thessalonians 3:16
The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9
Do you know Jesus Christ? Not just know about Him – but know the details of a relationship with Him based upon surrendering your life to His forgiveness and control?
Then, the God who is always there will draw even closer and you’ll never be alone again.
“The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8
Think about it…