“For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”‘ Hebrews 13:5b
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you” James 4:8, NKJV.
God is always with you. In His Word, He promises never to leave you or forsake you. My sister, no matter how it feels, no matter how it looks, and no matter how silent He seems, God is always there. He’s as to you close as your breath, and if He is always with you, that means all that He is—His wisdom, His love, His peace, His strength, His grace, His mercy—is always with you. However, the only way to experience Him is to draw near.
For example, whenever my husband comes out of his one-on-one time with the LORD, he will walk over and stand next to me wanting to pray over me, but if I’m preoccupied doing something, he will stand there and wait. I first have to stop whatever I’m doing and turn my attention to him so he can pray over me and bless me.
It’s the same with God. He’s a loving Father who is always standing there waiting to bless us, waiting to pour His love and His grace out upon us, but we first have to turn our attention and our hearts to Him so He can minister to our every need.
How long has God been standing there waiting for you so He can bless you?
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Forgive me for being distracted by cares. I turn my heart to you. I give you my undivided attention. I turn away and I draw near to you. I ask you to bless me by ministering to every need in my life. Be glorified. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read James 4:7-10; Romans 8:35-39)