“I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence! If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I go down to the grave, you are there. If I ride the wings of the morning, if I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.” (Psalm 139:7-10 NLT)
Have you’ve ever found yourself surrounded by a circumstance or individuals that you could not seem to get away from? If you are a parent, you should have a clear picture of what this looks like when your children are still quite young. You cannot escape them. If you go to your room, they are there, if you go to the living room, they are there. If you go to the restroom, they find you. They are everywhere. Not necessarily a bad thing, just helps illustrate the principle of not being left alone. In the Psalm, we see this is the picture of our Father.
We can never escape Him. It doesn’t matter where we are or what we are engaged in, the Spirit of the living God is with us. When you are a born-again believer, the “spirit man” that dwells in all of us comes alive – this is where God takes up residence in us. Throughout scripture we see promises that remind us he will never leave us or forsake us (Deut. 31:6, Heb. 13:5), to include our focus scripture.
If we leave our earthly bodies to reside in the heavens, He is there. If we leave our earthly bodies and are placed in the grave, He is there. When we wake up in the mornings, He is there. In every corner of the Earth, He is there. We serve a God who is omnipresent. He is Immanuel, God is with us. But not only is he present with us every moment of our everyday, our focus scripture gives us two additional promises. Guidance and strength.
With the world being in utter chaos these days, it’s important to be reminded that God is with us. Although the circumstances all around us may try to convince us otherwise, we have to know and stand firm in our conviction of the truth – Immanuel; God with us.
Let me encourage you – you are not alone. Allow the merciful hands of God to guide you and strengthen you. Take the next step confidently knowing that you are not alone but are being held in the mighty hands of God, who never grows weary.
Recommended Reading: Deuteronomy 31:6, Hebrews 13:5, Matthew 1:23
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for always being with me. Your presence is always with me guiding me, strengthening me, bringing me the comfort of knowing I am not alone. As the world continues to search for answers, I praise you in knowing the answer was found 2000 years ago at Calvary. In your precious name I pray. Amen!