Sadness and despair strikes all of us at times. Satan often takes advantage of that situation and amplifies our problems. On the other hand, God does care about you and definitely wants to help you. It is up to us to make the correct choices.
Those that are truly in God by Christ know that His infinite grace is sufficient for every trouble we meet. There are a multitude of “tools” available to perfect His will in us, one of which is giving Him thanks.
Giving thanks to God is not just for those that are born again, but God encourages all to thank Him (Psalm 150:6), “Let everything that has breath praise YHWH. Praise YHWH.” Oh, I know very well this difficult to do in every case, but I and others have found that when we obey this verse, and make an effort to keep obeying it, one can soon feel the presence of God. His presence gives us strength.
Many horrible things are happening today and, to be brief, God has a specific plan in action. It is not the point of this article to discuss that plan. Instead, I encourage all to approach His throne to realize that no matter what happens God reigns, and it is up to us to make the right choices, one of which is to thank God.
Regarding Him, there are five things to thank Him for. Because God remains no matter what, there will always be these five thinks to give thanks for. The first one is the fact that He is everywhere.
I must confess. When it comes to applied theology, I want it in its purest form. So, when I see a coffee mug that has “God could not be everywhere, so He made mothers” emblazoned on it I feel like painting over that sentence because it is just not true, and encourages people to think of God in an non-biblical way.
I have come across writings of some rabbis that indicate God is not everywhere and I have to wonder how they came to that conclusion when their very own Holy Scriptures state in Jeremiah 23:24, “‘Do not I fill heaven and earth?’ saith YHWH.”
Please note carefully that Lord is LORD — all capital letters, indicating that Yahweh Himself said He fills heaven and earth.
Yet many in society do not think so. There is even a major cult that teaches that Yahweh is on a planet somewhere far from earth. What foolishness that is!
We must see God for Who He is, exactly as the Holy Scriptures reveal Him. We must also see in these Scriptures that our sense of certain aspects of the presence of God depends upon our own personal spiritual condition.
To limit God in our minds is a tragic mistake with the result being that we ourselves become limited. Instead, we should realize that God is everywhere — and rejoice in that fact that never changes.
This is one way how true Christians endure imprisonments and other troubles. After all, by the Holy Spirit David writes (Psalm 139:7-8), “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.” I did not say it was easy for those suffering, but they endure, because God is there.
Yet, there are times some feel that God is nowhere around or, at the least, near them. However, His Word says He is everywhere. His omnipresence, like all of His attributes, must be accepted in faith, but God is so gracious as to even give us that faith if we ask.
Friend, He is everywhere, and you can touch His throne by sincerely talking (praying) to Him. He loves you with a tremendous love. No matter where you find yourself geographically or spiritually, reach out to Him in praise and thanks. If you have not made Christ your Savior surrender your life to Him now. You will receive forgiveness from God and the strength to press on for Him!
Unless otherwise noted all Holy Scripture is from the 1769 Authorized Version with spelling of some words updated for our time in addition to changing LORD to YHWH as it rightly should be when the text so indicates. An * next to the abbreviation for another translation or version indicates the same for the text presented.