Comforting Presence

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;
if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.
9 If I ride the wings of the morning,
if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
and your strength will support me.

The beautiful verses above in Psalm 139 describe God’s inescapable presence as a comfort and guide.  I’m a witness to the comfort God’s presence brings.  I’m convinced once you personally experience His presence in your life, especially in times of sorrow and grief, you will want to spend more time in His presence.  Actually, it becomes habitual.  People have a lot of habits; most of them are not good; most of them are harmful to the physical body, and emotional well being.  So, why not start a habit that is good for the “whole” you— physically, psychologically,  and spiritually.

Where can I go to escape your Spirit? Where can I go to run from your presence?  Truth is at the point in my relationship with Jesus Christ, I don’t want to escape from His Spirit, or run from His presence; I want to run to Him.  I want to run to Him like a child runs to her father with outstretched arms and unspoken words, but her daddy knows what she wants—pick her up.

And it is when I am emotionally frail and need to feel the loving arms of my Father that His presence rescues me, and I am strengthen.

I now have a good habit that I cannot break—running into God’s inescapable presence for comfort, peace and strength.


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