Text: Jeremiah 21-24; Proverbs 21
A lot of folks live life as if God is nowhere nearby. Boy are they in for a shock someday! Consider these powerful words:
Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:23-24).
The Lord is always at hand. He is not far away. Can we hide in some secret place? Absolutely not. These words bring great news. I am never alone. I am never far from help, power, strength, truth, light, safety, and love. He is always right here, right now. Of course, that also means He is right with me when I am considering doing something foolish or worse. When we sin, God is present. He is with you, too – right now. Now, imagine the lonesome desolation and great risk you and I would be in if we did not know this truth. And think of all the people who are near to us but at the same time far from God. If they only knew that He was so very near to them. Let’s pray that they might awaken to His presence.
in Him, Mike