When my heart is broken it is easy to forget that the Lord is near. Actually, it is easy to feel the distance. Even when I search for Him it seems, at times, that He can’t be found. I know it is so easy to turn away from Him ourselves. I move away, I create the distance. I have had those times more than I care to admit. I have always heard that when you can’t feel God’s hand, trust His heart. Greg Laurie, on a recent radio program, said, “When you can’t trust, know truth.” Psalm 34:18 says, “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Maybe you are struggling, as I often do, to trust that Jesus is there listening, interceding, praying and groaning on your behalf. But when you and I can’t seem to step out in full faith and total trust we must go back to truth. The truth is that Jesus is right there, He has not left your side.
I don’t pray for you today to have a God sighting, to see His mighty hand working for you, or that you will even be removed from your situation. Today I pray that you will know beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus keeps His promise to be near, even when you don’t see it or feel it. Simply trust that He has not left you but that He remains near to you right now.
Kathy’s on staff at America’s Keswick in the Development Department. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 28 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and has taught Sunday school and Bible studies for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.