If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. Psalm 139:8-10
THE ETERNAL NATURE OF GOD—past, present, and future—is clearly revealed in Psalm 139. In beautiful and powerful poetic language, David explains that God is omnipresent. God is never bound by the limitations of time and space like those experienced by mere mortals.
We will never experience a moment or a place in our lives where God is not present in Spirit. When we are on the mountaintop of exhilaration, God is present in our joy. When we suffer in the valley of depression and isolate ourselves in the dark of despair, God is there as a light in our darkness. When we enjoy our greatest success, God rejoices with us. When our failures overwhelm our senses, He is there to bring equilibrium back to our upside-down world. When we are alone and indulge in the sin that besets us, God is there, too. God’s presence brings either comfort or discomfort, depending on our actions and reactions to the pull of His ever-present Spirit.
When are you most aware of God’s presence?
When you feel hopelessly distant from God, how will it affect you to remember that He is always with you?
“When you feel lonely, when you feel unwanted, when you feel sick and forgotten, remember you are precious to Him.”—MOTHER TERESA