He is Always Near to You
If you have spent any time around children, then you know that there are moments when a child can become so sad, so angry, so distressed that they do not want anyone to touch them. They withdraw from and turn away from those around them—even a loved one. As adults we sometimes do the same. We detach or disengage from those around us when we are in pain. We shut the door, curl up in a ball (whether in reality or just figuratively) and wish the world away. The funny thing is…doing this is futile. Even though with some effectiveness we can isolate ourselves from others, we can never, ever isolate ourselves from God:
“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. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,’ even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.” Psalm 139:7-12
Whether it is your desire to be near to God or not, He is always near to you. Accept His Holy embrace. Allow Him to speak comfort to you today, accept the friendship He has inspired others to share with you. Read Psalm 139 and Romans 8—especially verses 38, 39, and be reminded of His far-reaching and ever faithful love which He lavishes upon you.