Monday, June 8, 2009

For Those That May Be Struggling Today

The Lord is the One who will go before you.
He will be with you; He will not leave you or forsake you.
Do not be afraid or discouraged.

Deuteronomy 31:8 HCSB

If God is everywhere, why does He sometimes seem so far away? The
answer to that question, of course, has nothing to do with God and
everything to do with us.

When we begin each day on our knees, in praise and worship to Him, God
often seems very near indeed. But, if we ignore God’s presence
or—worse yet—rebel against it altogether, the world in which we
live becomes a spiritual wasteland.

Are you tired, discouraged, or fearful? Be comforted because God is
with you. Are you confused? Listen to the quiet voice of your Heavenly
Father. Are you bitter? Talk with God and seek His guidance. Are you
celebrating a great victory? Thank God and praise Him.
He is the Giver of all things good.

In whatever condition you find yourself, wherever you are, whether you
are happy or sad, victorious or vanquished, troubled or triumphant,
celebrate God’s presence. And be comforted. God is not just near. He
is here.

God is in the midst of whatever has happened, is happening, and will happen.
Charles Swindoll

God is not hurried along in the Time-stream of this universe any more
than an author is hurried along in the imaginary time of his own
novel. He has infinite attention to spare for each one of us. He does
not have to deal with us in the mass. You are as much alone with Him
as if you were the only being He had ever created. When Christ died,
He died for you individually just as much as if you have been the only
man in the world.
C. S. Lewis

God’s silence is in no way indicative of His activity or involvement
in our lives. He may be silent, but He is not still.
Charles Swindoll

The real test of being in the presence of God is that you either
forget about yourself altogether or see yourself as a very small
object. It is better to forget about yourself altogether.
C. S. Lewis

Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, even when it seems to me that You are far away, You
never leave my side. Today and every day, I will strive to feel Your
presence, and I will strive to sense Your love for me. Amen

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