“The Lord is near.” – Philippians 4:5(b)
How often do we forget this simple fact? Even though God reminds us throughout the Bible he “will never leave” or “forsake” us, we tend to take life head on … alone.
Oh, we may have sought the “wisdom” of family and friends, and there’s nothing wrong with that. But, “The Lord is near” and still waiting for us to give him a ring.
In verse four, Paul exhorts us to “Rejoice in the Lord always.” Verse six reminds us to not “be anxious about anything” (easier said than done, right?). Verse seven states, “the peace of God” will “transcend all understanding.” Why can all these things take place?
Because, “The Lord is near.” (We also forget, as His kids, He lives within us – can’t get much closer than that.)
It doesn’t mean we will waltz through life’s struggles or laugh past utter disappointments.
Life is tough.
The struggle is real.
But, “The Lord is near.”
He can give us a reason to “rejoice”, quell the “anxiousness” and provide the “peace” we cannot comprehend, if we only remember He “is near.”
As we travel through the peaks and valleys of life, are we tapping into the power of God that lives inside of us?