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June 9, 2017

June 9, 2017

"God is Close and He Understands!"

“The Lord is near to all who call on Him.”  Psalm 145: 18a NIV

Some people think that God is some place far away.  The truth is God’s as near as your next heartbeat.  He’s right there with you every moment of the day.  You might wonder how can that be?  God is not limited by time or space.

Sometimes we get misled by our feelings.  When we’re feeling like God is far away we think that’s actually the case.  The truth is God is always with us. The Bible says He knows when we go to the bathroom and when we get done.  That’s how intimately He knows us.

Because He is a close father:

God is never too busy for you – Perhaps your dad said, “I don’t have time to do this right now.”  God always has time for you.  Every moment of the day He’s there with you, ready to listen, ready to let you know what’s in His heart.  

God loves to meet your needs – He doesn’t do that begrudgingly.  He rejoices in it.  He gives you from His abundance so that you, in turn, can be generous towards others. 

God is sympathetic to your hurts – Some of you are going through a tough time.  You wonder if anyone cares.  I have really Good News for you, God cares and wants you to tell Him how badly you’re hurt.  

He even offers to cuddle you.  He uses people to do that to let you know that you are loved.  God always uses people to help you see His presence.

God is close to you, He understands what you’re going through.  What He wants you to do is turn to Him.  He’s right there waiting for you.

Peace in the Lord,

Pastor Don