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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

God Is Always Close By, and He Understands Me

In review of Psalm 145:18 it says, "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth."

Bottom Line:
God is close to all who call on him sincerely.

What this means to me:
God will drawn close to me when I call on him with sincerity and truth.

Even though God is in heaven, he is not as far away as the furthest star. What I’m learning is that  he’s as close as my next heartbeat. He’s right here present with me every moment. This verse in Acts 17:27 reminds me, “God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us” (NIV).

There are times when it feels like God is a million miles away. However my feelings and reality don’t always match. The truth is, God is with me right now.

Because he is a close Father:

1). God is never too busy for me. That’s how close he is. That’s the kind of love that he has for me. Psalm 145:18 says, “The Lord is near to all who call on him. . .” (NIV). Every time I call, God is near. He thinks about me a lot more than I think about him. He thought about me before I was even born. He thinks about me every moment of every day. I may get too busy for God, but he never gets too busy for me.

What I’m learning is that God loves to meet my needs. He doesn’t do it begrudgingly. He loves it! Matthew 7:11 says, “If you ... know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him” (NIV). I can enjoy the fact that God loves giving good gifts to me.

2). God is sympathetic to my hurts. When things get tough this week, I can count on this verse: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18 NIV).

God is close to me, and he understands what I’m going through. I can always turn to him and know with assurance that he’s right there waiting for me.

As I reflect on this passage, I think I need to bring God to mind more often. Lately I’ve been spending time with God in my quiet times, but then setting him aside the rest of the day while I live my life and react to what’s going on.  I think I need to add some form of little reminders into my day to allow me to stop and reflect on the God of the Universe caring about and wanting a relationship with me.

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