God is always with me

“Though we are slaves, our God has not forsaken us in our bondage.” Ezra 9:9.

Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Ezra 9-10, Psalm 131, and Luke 21.

I often live as someone aware of God’s presence when things are going well and less aware of God’s presence when they aren’t.

I worry when there is trouble because I forget that God is my God in all seasons.

The minister I heard this AM used this line: “This is more than I can handle but He will not give me more than He can handle.”

I look at things through godless eyes and wonder why my reactions are messed up.  God doesn’t ever leave me.

In today’s verse, Ezra speaks words of hope in a hopeless situation after he learns of the exiled Jews blatant disobedience.

Ezra has no hope of a “happy” ending but he understands that God is with His people no matter what they’re going through.  And I need to have the same disposition!

I frequently question my connectedness to God.  I worry that distance develops during my “awayness.”  But it doesn’t.  God is nearby even when I ignore Him.  It is never a long journey back to His presence.  That, my friend, is a great comfort.

“Lord, You are with me.  My mind is stirred by the thought.  Forgive me for believing that You are ever distant from me.  You aren’t.  I love You, Father.”

You cannot be separated from the love of God.


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