Always There

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” [2 Chronicles 7:14 NIV]

Photo by Christa Richert

King Solomon built a temple for the Lord’s presence to dwell in. On the day he dedicated it amidst great celebration and worship, he prayed that God would abide there. He prayed that if the people ever found themselves far from Him through their sin, or in trouble and desperate, if they would look towards the temple and call on the name of the Lord, He would answer them, deliver them, forgive them and heal them.

God honoured Solomon’s prayer by making the above promise. He said, “My eyes and my heart will always be there.”

Now, the temple of the Lord is within us and that promise remains. His eyes and heart are always with us. So, when we ever find ourselves in those dark times, if we’ve fallen away through sin, if we’ve turned our back because of discouragement, we can still know that our Saviour is only a whisper away.

If you are at the end of your rope, all you need to do is call on Him, humbly and earnestly, and He will be there in a heartbeat. He waits on you to turn to Him. That is my encouragement today — He is never far away, in fact, He is as close as your shadow.

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Published in: on 30th May, 2012 at 4:22 pm  Leave a Comment  
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