God is Always with Us!
February 13, 2018
Pastor Jerry Beebe
Isn’t it wonderful that the Bible assures us, in numerous places, that God is always with us? He has promised never to leave or forsake us! Psalm 121:8 even states, “The Lord will protect you on your journeys, whether going or coming, from now until forever from now.”
There is a song we sing from time to time titled, “I Am a Friend of God.” It’s pretty remarkable to realize that the God of this universe not only will never leave you but also knows your name and cares about ever little detail of your life.
Still, sometimes it seems hard to pray. Even though God has been faithful, there are times that we are slow to thank Him or ask for provision. In difficult times, when our understanding is limited, it can even be hard to trust.
The fact is, we are so dependent upon God, that we even need His grace to help us pray during those difficult times. Pamela Hawkins expresses it well in this poem:
On the palm of your hand you write my name, O God.
Through the pages of creation, my life unfolds.
In the chambers of your heart, I have a home, O God,
where every cry is heard, every tear seen,
every thanks whispered in the dark or sung to the morning
is known to you.
And still, I am slow to thank, to ask, to trust.
O God, who is great and good, help me to pray.