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00562 - The Lord Is Near

In moments of solitude or trials, it's heartening to remember that the Lord is always near. Psalm 145:18 (NIV) says "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth."

God's nearness isn't limited by physical space or temporal constraints; it's a profound spiritual reality. We feel this closeness most acutely in the quiet moments of prayer, in the midst of a bustling day, or during times of reflection. His presence is a sanctuary, offering peace and strength, reminding us that we are never alone in our journey.

The assurance of God's proximity brings hope and resilience. In knowing that the Lord is always near, we find a source of unending comfort and support. This knowledge empowers us to face life's challenges with courage and peace, secure in the understanding that we are continually in the presence of love and guidance.


God is only distant when we want Him to be.


Thank You Father for being a constant in my life, for always being near. Amen.

Action Point

Reflect on the times in your life when you felt God’s presence - it will encourage you.

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