Monday Morning Munch No. 15 – Present

I woke up in the middle of the night battling sickness for about two hours. 
Yesterday my heart was heavy for our nation.
Last week I was writing an article for the magazine.
The list goes on.
These few things have a common thread: prayer. 
Prayer was the action taken during each of the aforementioned items. When I was sick, I prayed. When my heart was overwhelmed I went to the Rock (Psalm 61:1-2). When I was writing I sought the Lord. 
Today I am thankful for God’s presence. He is not a far-off God who must strain His ear to hear us. No, He is a God who has come down to us, who is with us continually and is our present help. 

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.” –Psalm 46:1

There are situations that sometimes propels us a little faster to the throne of grace to obtain mercy and help than others, although we are to be in a ceaseless flow of communication with our Savior (1 Thessalonians 5:17). And when that happens we should remember that any strength we may have is not our own and that God is our ver present help in trouble. He is with us. Because of that exceedingly great and precious promise, we have hope and won’t fear.

“Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.” –Psalm 46:2-3

I pray you take courage today and remember that no matter your circumstances, battles, obstacles and desperate situations you have a Present Help–One who loves to be near you and longs to be sought by you.

If you are doubting, remember Jesus’ very name signifies that He is with you, not against you and not far off– Emmanuel: God with us.

He is with us 

The Lord of hosts is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.” –Psalm 46:7

“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.” –Isaiah 41:10 

“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
When you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.” –Isaiah 43:2-3

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” –Matthew 28:19-20

    

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