Pastor's Blog - 05/04/13
“You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.”
Have you ever felt alone? I mean completely alone.
Abandoned. Lost. Forlorn.
I know that the isolating feelings that comes from facing challenges can
sometimes leave us feeling as if we are in the depths of some tremendous
void. We feel that no one understands. That leaves us feeling completely
and utterly alone and often misunderstood.
Then we read a verse like this one. God has me enclosed. He is in front of
me. He is behind me. He has His hand on me.
We may feel as if we are alone and lost, but God tells us that He is always
with us–and not only with us – but surrounding us, enclosing us, holding us.
We cannot get away from Him, even if we tried.
The Psalm continues:
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you
are there.If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the
sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
Oh, how we need these words. We need to know God is not only “out there”
somewhere–but that He is here. . . now. . .holding us, loving us, protecting
us. Ever present. He offers that to You, and I as well