Today’s scripture: Philippians 4:5
The Lord is at hand. I love these words. So often in His word, our Lord reminds
us that He is here with us at all times. Joshua heard the words, “… for the
Lord your God is with you wherever you go” (1:9). The psalmist wrote, “Where
can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?” (139:7).
His conclusion? Nowhere.
And we can know He loves us with an “everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3) and His
covenant is equally everlasting (Jeremiah 32:40).
Jesus Himself promised to be with us always … always (Matthew 28:20).
Some might see God’s constant presence as “Big Brother” watching our every
move, ready to pounce on us should we displease Him. Not me. I’m comforted
beyond measure that He is with me, every moment of every day.
He walks alongside me, rejoicing with me in the good times, weeping with me in
the times of pain. He holds my hand, guiding me. He carries my daily burden
The Lord is at hand. Thank You, Abba!