Psalms of Honesty and Truth

Let the whole rejoice for we are in the holy Presence of God! Let the earth tremble at the feet of the One who created all and is in all. This next psalm of praise is all about God! God is with us, for us, around us, in us, over us and before us. He is God and we are not. As God’s people, we are the sheep of his pasture, the protected, cared for as His beloved. That’s who we are!

In beautiful poetic language, this psalm describes Israel’s exodus from Egypt, God’s provision for their wilderness journey, their entrance into the Promised Land, and their conquest of their enemies. The psalmist used striking poetic metaphors to teach history and theology, and this approach reaches the imagination and stirs the heart. When Jewish families sing this psalm at Passover, it must be very meaningful to them. But the psalm is about God and reveals His gracious relationship to His own people.

Psalm 114, The Message

1-8 After Israel left Egypt,
the clan of Jacob left those barbarians behind;
Judah became holy land for him,
Israel the place of holy rule.
Sea took one look and ran the other way;
River Jordan turned around and ran off.
The mountains turned playful and skipped like rams,
the hills frolicked like spring lambs.
What’s wrong with you, Sea, that you ran away?
and you, River Jordan, that you turned and ran off?
And mountains, why did you skip like rams?
and you, hills, frolic like spring lambs?

Tremble, Earth! You’re in the Lord’s presence!
in the presence of Jacob’s God.
He turned the rock into a pool of cool water,
turned flint into fresh spring water.


Yes, we are loved. We are redeemed. We live in His Presence as we look to Him for guidance to navigate the journey here until we meet him face to face. Like Paul, we are torn between this place and the next, but know that we are in His Presence right now. Realize that, my friends, and live in the rhythm of the ebb and flow of his grace.

In His Presence. Yes.

In Jesus Name, Amen! I believe!

And I’m singing…
In Your presence there is comfort
In Your presence there is peace
When we seek to know Your heart
We will find such blessed assurance
In Your holy presence Lord
Verse 1
In the quiet of this hour
As I kneel before You now
I believe Your promise to be faithful
I don’t always understand
What Your perfect will demands
But I’ve learned to trust You more
In Your presence Lord
Verse 2
There can be such sweet reward
When we wait upon the Lord
As we take the time
He gives His perfect wisdom
To be found in Him alone
All our deepest secrets known
We’re surrounded by His grace
When we seek His face
In Your presence there is comfort
In Your presence there is peace
When we seek the Father’s heart
We will find such blessed assurance
An ever-open door
To know our Savior more
In the presence of our Lord

About randscallawayffm

Randy and Susan co founded Finding Focus Ministries in 2006. Their goal as former full time pastors, is to serve and provide spiritual encouragement and focus to those on the "front lines" of ministry. Extensive experience being on both sides of ministry, paid and volunteer, on the mission fields of other countries as well as the United States, helps them bring a different perspective to those who need it most. Need a lift? Call us 260 229 2276.
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1 Response to IN HIS PRESENCE

  1. Ahava Elle says:

    Gods presence is so amazing! I love the first Psalm you wrote about- that our God is above, around and in us. We are literally submerged in God! Me a tiny human and God the creator of the universe! And he likes it! He loves to spend time with me and invade the world around me with His goodness!!!! I am lost in this love!!!!


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