The God who is Near

The God who is Near

Psalm 22:19 “But you, O LORD, be not far off;”

[You, Heavenly Father, only turned away from Jesus as long as was necessary; when His suffering was complete, you turned back and raised Him from the dead, gloriously defeating all your foes.

And because you, Lord Jesus, were willing to be abandoned on the cross while becoming sin for us, you can faithfully say to us, “I will never leave you or forsake you” (Heb. 13:5 ESV). Praise be to you, Lord God, that you are always near, always ready to help in grace, wisdom and power.]

“O my Strength, come quickly to help me.”

[You, Heavenly Father came with power to help, defeating death by raising Christ. And you are my strength, Lord Jesus, the Source of all good, the Provider of powerful protection, my righteous rock and faithful fortress.

Praise you that you give us help at the right time and in the right way. And praise you that while waiting, we can be worshiping, trusting and thanking you before any answer comes–because you, Lord, are gloriously faithful!]  Help me to rest in this truth today.

May be an image of twilight, tree and horizon