God’s Loving Presence

Does it bring you peace to know God is always with you?  Or do you find you are overwhelmed by difficult circumstances, worry, & doubts.  Can you find God’s loving Presence during those times?  In Romans 8:38 Paul writes “And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.”  Looking closely at this verse Paul doesn’t say “except one thing, or a few things”, He says NOTHING can separate us. This means no problem, sickness, worry, difficulty, or any lie Satan can come up with can push aside God’s love for us.  We are all going to have difficult times.  Do we turn to Christ first?  Think about God’s people & all that they experienced in the past.  As the Israelites were preparing to cross the Jordan River into the promised land, they took with them the promise of God.  “For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you.  He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)
This promise is for us  also. He already knows what’s going on in our lives.  We can grow closer to him. He is with us!   In January while recovering from covid,  there were days when it was so hard to feel God’s Presence,  I knew that a sickness would not separate me from God’s love. I had to just lean heavily on Jesus & his promises.  He knew what I was going through every minute, & He was with me every minute, even when I couldn’t feel His Presence with me.  “He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)  Be encouraged to know Jesus loving presence is with you today & always. Amen.
By Deborah King