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. --Psalm 139:7-10
I awakened this morning by a bright light… it was the moon. A few days ago, I wrote about sensing God smiling at me through the moon, assuring me that he is always watching over me. Needless to say, opening my eyes to the brightness of the moon is a comforting start to my day., remembering He’s always there, always watching. He knows what I am experiencing:
* When my friends bless me with kindness and grace, He sees.
* Whether I notice or take them for granted… He sees
*When I am jealous hearing how easily people find new jobs, He sees.
*Each day press on through pain and sorrow, giving it my best, trusting something better will come, He sees.
*When someone is hurting and I pass them by out of selfish ambition, He sees.
* When I put my ‘to-do’ list on hold to comfort someone in need, He sees.
*When I remove myself from a tempting situation, though it may be difficult, He sees.
*But when I try to justify giving in to the flesh, He sees.
I need Him to see, the good, bad, and the ugly. I need Him to hold me accountable. I need to know that He sees every injustice, oppression, and unfairness done to me and by me. I need to know that He works everything out for the good of those who love Him, and in the end, justice will prevail.
The doctrine of God’s omnipresence appropriately fills us with awe. In addition to the reverence it engenders, the doctoring also proves to be comforting. We can always be certain of God’s undivided attention…When we are in God’s presence, He is not preoccupied with events on the other side of the world. The doctrine is, of course, not at all comforting to the nonbeliever. There is no place to hide from God... the wicked in hell are not separated from God, only from His benevolence. His wrath is with them constantly… God’s omnipresence is a comfort to the believer and a terror to the unbeliever. – R.C. Sproul