There are many beautiful things about God. Many things worthy to celebrate. But one of the realities about Him that I love so much is His closeness to us. There is no one on earth like God that we can count on, to always, always, always be there with us in the midst of the soaring heights and the lonely valleys of life. He is close. I’m so thankful for that certainty in the midst of an uncertain world. Life, by its very nature, will be full of many unknowns, many things outside of our control, many parts of our journey that we might not have chosen. But God is there.
…God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 NIV)
Maybe you can’t feel Him today like you want to. I pray that you will experience what has happened to me several times in my life. That you’ll have that moment of realization that you’re desperate for; though you could not feel Him, He never left. That He is just as surely, as steadily, and sturdily standing by your side as He has always been. Inside I wear a sheepish grin and embrace the hands that have been holding me, as I think, ‘oh, that’s right, right here all along…‘.
Faithful Father, Closet of Companions, the King of the Universe – right here with me.