Hello everyone…welcome back to “Moments Spent with God!” As we begin, I pray that we will truly find God in a very real way…a way that can draw us closer to Him and further away from the things that hurt us so deeply.
Today, as I’ve been sitting here in my office, I’ve been thinking about God and how we tend to compare Him, to those that we are surrounded by each day. For example…how many times have we felt distant from God…thinking in our own minds that He has walked away and left us, in the rubble of our circumstances, like other people have? I think that if we were to think of God, for who He really is and separate Him from others around us; then we would find it easier, to leave our own thoughts and ideas along the wayside and look deep within the heart, for who He truly is.
I remember many moments in my life, when I had convinced myself that God had walked away from me. It seemed as though the pain and heartache I was dealing with at the time became such a dense fog around me; that I began to feel convinced that the sun would never be able to penetrate those foggy circumstances that I was going through at the time.
It was at a time, when I felt so alone and hopeless; that God began to show me that He was truly closest to the one with a broken heart. I had just come home, from a very difficult day of counseling…due to a past sexual abuse and as I came in the door, I went upstairs on my bed and threw my arms around the bed post and sobbed uncontrollably; but as I began to pick up my Bible…the first verse I saw, as I opened God’s word was… “The Lord is close to those whose hearts are breaking…Psalm 34:18a” It was at that very moment; that I came to see that God hadn’t walked away but He was in that room with me.
You know…I truly believe that when others walk away…God remains. I also believe that when we cry…He is crying with us and when we feel alone, He becomes even closer to us…and most of all…I believe that when we are looking for Him…He will come and find us.
I have come to see God as my closest friend! I know without a doubt; that He will bend down from the heavens…just to take a little time and listen to me. I think the problem, is that we feel alone because maybe we have put up walls and kept God out. I know…because I did that at one time. Now is not the time, to keep the most powerful and loving God out of our lives; but now is the time, to let Him tear down the walls that we have built, with each brick of circumstance; so He can be the God; that He longs so much to be, within each of our lives.
No matter what you’re facing today…just know that you are not alone. I know from experience; that we can have moments, when we sit in a room…surrounded by others and still feel so alone; but that is only because we need a God that can penetrate the pain of a broken heart and become the complete remedy, for what is ailing us. Just remember one thing…God is closest to the one with a broken and contrite spirit; so if you are hurting deeply today, just know that God is closest to you; then ever before. What a hope and comfort to know that even though we may feel alone in this lonely world…we’re not because God is there right beside us.
May you truly experience God’s presence, in a very real way today!
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