James 4:8 (NKJV) Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded. 9 Lament and mourn and weep! Let your laughter be turned to mourning and your joy to gloom. 10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.
God is everywhere we have ever been and everywhere we will ever be. When we turn to the Lord often, we are blessed by His presence. But, if we ignore God’s presence or refuse to embrace the Lord’s presence altogether, the world in which we live will consume us. Since God is everywhere, we are free to sense His presence whenever we take the time to quiet our souls and turn our prayers to Him.
But sometimes, amid the incessant demands of everyday life, we turn our thoughts far from God; when we do, we suffer. Are you tired, discouraged or fearful? Be comforted because God is with you. Are you confused? Listen to the still small voice of the Lord. Are you bitter? Talk with God and seek His guidance. Are you celebrating a great victory? Thank God and praise Him. God is the Giver of all things good.
Point to ponder- In whatever condition you find yourself-whether you are happy or sad, victorious or challenged, troubled or triumphant-celebrate God’s presence. And be comforted in the knowledge that God is not just with us; The Lord is here now! Have a fantastic Friday and weekend!
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