If the pandemic has taught us anything, and it has if we took notice over whining, it is this: The Lord never left us to fend for ourselves. The Lord’s Presence is with us still! As God’s people, we gather in His Name often and ask how will we cope with this? We had to change our minds about what is normal and what is better. We came closer to God as confusion set in. We asked for wisdom more than ever before. We humbled ourselves before God. As God’s people who believe in Him, we have pivoted, adjusted, quarantined, created new strategies to keep people safe while still loving people with help through their troubles. We never stopped proclaiming God’s Truth for their souls. We stop what we are doing readily with listening ears, asking God to get through this “Red Sea” experience. His Presence is with us.
The Lord Presence never left us. His voice can still be heard if we stop to listen, really listen, with a humbled heart and open mind to hear His kind voice of reason and wisdom, comfort and peace. The Lord’s is Present right now as I write this. I am reminded of His promise to never leave or forsake us. I remember in the quiet of this hour that He never has and He never will. God is like that. That’s who God is. Ever present.
My prayer for all of us this day: May God rescue you, part the waters of your sea and allow you to walk on dry ground into His Holy Presence. All it takes is a yes, a willing heart, an open mind with a soul eager to be filled…with His Presence. Be still, let go, know that He is God.
Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs
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.
TRUTH: The Lord is Present. There is no one like our God. The earth trembles at the sound of His voice. What is our response to the Lord’s Presence?
Proverb 30:5, The Message
“The believer replied, “Every promise of God proves true;
he protects everyone who runs to him for help.”
Thank you for your Holy Presence in this very room today. Thank you for speaking to my broken heart and wondering mind while filling my soul with all of you in me. I love you, Lord with all that is in me. You know that and knowing you know is comforting and gives me peace. Beyond all that is going on in our world, You are near. You are Present. You are God. Thank you for saving my soul, refreshing my spirit and restoring the joy of your salvation in me today.
In Jesus Name, Amen