Then when you call, the Lord will answer.‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply.Isaiah 58:9
Today as I prayed and asked God to reveal His closeness to me; to let me be made aware of His presence that He is listening and does hear my voice I heard this scripture verse of the day from Isaiah 58:9 on the radio just a few minutes later.
I knew at that moment God was speaking to me. That verse was exactly what I needed to hear at that moment. I was quickly reminded of His faithfulness and love.
I realized His presence is always near. Even though we may not always be aware of it. It may not always be evident. We don’t always feel Him near but He is. By faith we believe His word is true and His presence is always with us. He reminds us again and again, innumerable times throughout His word that He is very near and will never leave us.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, 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.
He hears every word, every prayer, every song. He sees every tear. The Holy Spirit lives within each and every believer’s heart. I am now strong because He is Strong and He lives in me. I can have peace in any circumstance or situation because He is Peace and He lives in me. I am victorious because He is Victorious and He lives in me. Rest assured, His presence is always with us and He is always near!