You can’t get away from God

Good morning everyone,
Our theme for this month: “The end of anxiety and despair”
Our Bible verse for today: “Where can I go to escape your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?” Psalm 139:7 (CSB)
Our thought for today: “You can’t get away from God”
It’s a rhetorical question. The Psalmist wasn’t expecting an answer because the answer is obvious. There isn’t anywhere you can go to get away from God because there isn’t anywhere that God isn’t present. God is everywhere, all the time. Theologians refer to this as the omnipresence of God. He is everywhere, always, all the time.
Is this good or bad? Does the thought comfort me or make me uneasy? I suppose that depends on what I’m up to at any given moment but overall, if I really believe that God is good and that He loves me unconditionally (He is and He does), then His omnipresence is a comforting reality. King David knew this. It’s why he wrote Psalm 139. So, this morning I just want to share more of the Psalm with you and invite you to find comfort in these words:
“Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I stand up; you understand my thoughts from far away.
You observe my travels and my rest; you are aware of all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue, you know all about it, Lord.
You have encircled me; you have placed your hand on me.
This wondrous knowledge is beyond me. It is lofty; I am unable to reach it.
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I live at the eastern horizon or settle at the western limits, even there your hand will lead me; your right hand will hold on to me.
If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light around me will be night – even the darkness is not dark to you. The night shines like day; darkness and light are alike to you.
I hope you find the reality of God’s presence comforting. You should. The fact that God wants to be with you all the time is proof of just how much He loves you and how much He likes you. Would you like more proof of that? Okay, we’ll continue this discussion tomorrow.
God bless,
Pastor Jim
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