The support and consolation of the Lord
Psalm 94:18-19 – When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your love, O Lord, supported me. When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
We are amazed at the vastness of God’s reach, the awesome breadth of His power, and the glorious sweep of His majesty. An additional truth, incredible as it may seem, is God’s personal nearness to us. He chooses to know us and be actively involved in the trials and triumphs we face each day. How will today, or tomorrow, be different because you are aware of His presence and companionship? What difference does it make to know He supports you when your foot slips or that His consolation is nearby when anxiety raises? Always trust Him and have faith that His consolation will bring joy to your soul which no one on this entire universe can give.
Loving God, who is everywhere yet always near, please hear my heart. I am overwhelmed at your presence near me and within me. The comfort you bring when I am under siege, the strength you offer when I am weak, the courage you give when I am under attack, and the hope you instill when all seems hopeless — these gifts of your presence are precious to me. Without your presence I would not know where to go or why I am here. Thank you for knowing me. I look forward to knowing you one day as you know me today. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.