“Don’t equate the presence of God with a good mood or a pleasant temperament. God is near whether you are happy or not.”
No matter where you are in life, no matter what your circumstance, there has been a point where you felt distant from God. You feel as if He is far away, tending to someone else’s problems and listening to another’s prayers. We see God through human eyes. We think at times that He can only do a few things at once. But this is not so! We are small, weak, frail human beings that can never fully understand the greatness and capabilities of God.
When we’re having a bad day we don’t think about how God is right alongside of us. In fact, we usually don’t think of God at all. We are so wrapped up in our issues and worries and stress and we don’t rejoice in His mercies and goodness because we’re too concerned for ourselves. We are human.
But in the good and the bad, He is still here. He is still God and He is still good. Lucado reminds us that God is present always; He is not dependent on our feelings and emotions. He is and was and always will be. How amazing is that?
He is the ultimate best friend, the most faithful companion, and the most persistent encourager. There is no mood that we can be in that will cause God to look away at His creation with disgust. Unless we ourselves run from Him, we will never be alone. In our sadness, He holds us. In our joy, we feel His warm smile and celebration.
Deuteronomy 31:6b says “For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will never fail you nor abandon you.”
Let that reminder sit in your hearts this weekend as you remember that we serve an unfailing God. He does not leave us because we are having a bad day or because we feel sad. He is always caring for us through these times and we need to remember that, as well as turn to him for guidance and comfort. Remember, God is near whether we are happy or not.
Devotional Series: In All Things (#wtsdevo always)
A Love that never Fails
"Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these."But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? - Luke 12:26-28
Image Series: General (#wtscreatives #general)
Photo by: Haley \ Personal // Walk the Same // Color Movement
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