There are times when you may ask “Where is God? Why can I not feel Him? Why does it feel as if He has left me? Is it possible that He can still be here through all of these troubles?”
Difficulties and hardships overtake us. During these times it may be hard to see God and feel like He is still there.
But He is with you and will always be with you.
God presence is here on this earth. It can be seen through people, actions, or just the little things.
Even in times of trouble, God is still with you.
One of the names of Jesus is Immanuel. “‘Behold, the virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us)” (Matthew 1:23).
Immanuel means “God with us.” His name expresses that the presence of God is always with us.
At the beginning of Scripture, God created the garden of Eden. Not only was this a home for Adam and Eve, but it was also a place where God spent much time. He was there at the beginning.
And at the end of God’s Word, God describes a new place, a new kingdom, that He creates for His people. God will be present at the end just like He was at the beginning.
God has been here since the beginning of time, and He will be here at the end.
“Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence?” (Psalm 139:7)
The Psalmist recognized that there is nowhere you can go that God is not there. There is nothing you can do to hide from Him. He is with you and sees you wherever you go.
Even though you have times of doubt, times when you can’t feel God’s presence in your life, remember that He is still there. He has promised to never leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6).
God is always here. He has always been, and He always will be.
In His amazing love,
In what ways have you felt or seen God’s presence? How has God’s presence revealed His goodness to you?