Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. – Psalm 139:7-10 (NIV)
Due to the pain evoked by life situations, do you wish that you could fly away in order to be in the presence of God? Perhaps you can recall a time when you sensed His presence but now you feel as though there is a great divide. You may even feel as though you are being tossed around aimlessly through your journey in life. Perhaps you’re wondering if your prayers are falling on deaf ears.
Nevertheless, God is always near. The most important thing is to confront and renounce emotions and hang tightly on to truth. Despite what your feelings are conveying, God’s Word declares that there is no place on this earth that you can go that His presence is not also there with you. Even if your circumstance in life has you pressed compactly between a rock and a hard place, His presence is pressed firmly in there with you.
Rest assured, you have no need to fly away to some distant place to experience God in all His fullness. God’s “right now” presence can be felt at this very moment just as though you were transported to heaven and placed before His heavenly throne. Experiencing His everlasting presence requires nothing more than simply taking a time out from all the hustle and bustle in life and allowing Him to love on you and minister to your soul.
Lord, I thank You that I don’t have to wait until I get to heaven to experience Your presence. Your presence at this very moment is heaven to me.