Psalms 139:7-8 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.
God is omnipresent: He is here, there and everywhere. I was reminded of that recently while I was in prayer. I said “Lord, thank you for your presence”. He responded by saying, “I am ever- present”. There are several scriptures that confirm that this is true. One such is Psalms 139:7-8, the point that the Psalmist was making was that wherever we are God is there. Within that context Psalms 46:1 says he is a present help in the time of trouble. God is ever-present. He was called Emmanuel in Matthew 1:23 which means God with us. That is evident today as his Spirit lives within us.
Given that God is ever-present, why is it that sometimes we feel far from him? Because we are not connected to him. God is ever-present, but unless we are connected to him, we will not feel as if He is close. The solution that Jesus gave to stay connected in St John 15:4-5 is to abide in Him and let His word abide in us. We abide in Him through prayer, praise and worship. It is important that we do not stop there. Let us allow the word of God to abide in us by feeding the spirit of Christ that is in us with the word of God.
What is the point of having a God who is ever- present and not connect with Him? By choosing to connect with Him, we are able to extract strength, power, wisdom, joy and so much more from Him.
Life Application. Connect with God through prayer, praise and worship and constantly feeding on the word of God.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for being an omnipresent God who is an ever present help in times of trouble and need. In Jesus’ name, amen.