If i am honest with myself, even as a Christian who loves the Lord with my whole heart, sometimes i question whether or not God is near. It's usually the struggles or chaos that masks His presence. But just because i can't see clearly in those times, doesn't mean the Lord isn't close ... it's actually very likely that He's much closer than i could ever imagine. Scripture reminds me that there is no place i could go to escape His presence.
7Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
Thank you Lord for your Spirit that dwells inside my heart.