Psalms 32:8-9 TPT reads“I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!””
A little girl, named Mary, was in bed one night preparing for lights-outs. Prayers had been said and Mom had hugged her. Perhaps in an effort to put off sleep-time, Mary asked her mother why God created night-time. “Why didn’t he make it daytime all the time?”
Her mother mumbled something about how it’s easier to sleep in the dark, and we all need rest. But Mary interrupted her saying, “Oh, I know why it gets dark at night; that’s when God puts the world into his pocket!”
Stay Close To The Lord
Our God is right here with us, even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic mayhem. Jesus, the one who sweated drops of blood, who was falsely convicted and murdered, knows a thing or two about anxiety.
He understands the way we feel about our empty cupboards and dwindling bank accounts.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:4-7).
We are to present everything and every situation to Him in prayer. Rejoice always. Don’t be downtrodden or allow circumstances to get you depressed.
The Lord is near. So why are you so anxious? Allow the peace of God to cover you and guard your heart. Spend time with God by meditating on His Word.
Let Us Pray To Stay Close To The Lord
Heavenly Father, I give thanks and praise to your holy name. You are worthy of all praise. You are my strength, my peace, my joy.
Day or night, we can relax in your tranquility. Hold us as we find peace and safety within You.
Reveal clarity and calmness within us as we thread the raging waters. Only perfect gifts come from above, from you, the light of the world.
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
Psalm 145:18 The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
Give me the strength to look beyond the present disappointments. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.
1 John 2:1-2 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father–Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.
Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts. And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
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