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Friday, August 24, 2007

He is Present

Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the great deep. – Psalm 36:5-6

It is sometimes hard to understand the power and reach of God. We cannot physically see Him or touch Him, and that makes it difficult to trust when we feel abandoned. We are a people who require visualization in order to believe. Therefore, when we approach someone who may not be a strong believer, it’s hard to make them understand that God is really with us.

The harder issue comes when we must explain faithfulness and trust. Even the dictionary is clear as mud when you try to define faithfulness. “To be faithful.” Let’s ask ourselves what it really means to be faithful. It means to be steadfast and constant. Trust means to be dependent on someone or something. Now, having defined those two words, how do we understand the power and reach of God? Simple – we have a faithful trust.

Now you're wondering, what is the point? The point is, God is so much bigger than anything we can imagine that there is no way we can understand His power or His reach. The whole issue boils down to a steadfast belief.

As humans, we have the need to believe in something but it is usually something we see up front. How can we believe in someone we do not see or we cannot touch? The issue comes full-circle. We must have faith and trust. At some point in our lives, we must learn to believe in something or someone. Just because we do not see a human form of God standing in front of us daily, doesn’t mean He doesn’t exist.

When you look into the bluest of skies and see gentle clouds floating across the horizon, that’s God. When you look at the wilds of Africa and see the animals in all their beauty – that’s God. When you enjoy the sounds of a gentle mountain stream or the cool of the shade of a tree you see God. He is everything created. He is the Creator.

When it is hardest for us to trust, His faithfulness reaches beyond our wildest imagination and His righteousness rises above all else we can see. Learning to focus on the things we cannot grasp fully, like the sun rising every morning and oceans washing the shoreline continuously, helps us to see God.

At some point in our lives we have to believe in something and we have to trust in someone. It is just as easy for it to be the Father. He may not be in the form we expect, but His presence is there. Learn to trust and learn to be faithful, for the Lord is always present. We simply have to believe.

Prayer: Father, Lord and Creator of all. You are almighty and faithful. You are always near. Thank you.

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