Nearness of God

God will never stop working in our lives

God’s Guidance

“I will bless the Lord who guides me; even at night my heart instructs me.
I know the Lord is always with me, I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.”

Psalm 16:7-8

The steps of the godly are directed by the Lord. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.

Psalm 37:23-24

Giving thanks that God is near

Sometimes we try to “ride out the storms” in our lives — doing this the best we can. We think, If I can just hang on and be strong, I can get through this. David knew he couldn’t make it on his own. In the past, he had found help in the Lord God. And in this prayer, David again sought the Lord’s protection: “Keep me safe, O God, for I have come to you for refuge” (v. 1). He rejoiced in the guidance and assistance the Lord had given him. Though his enemies were trying to shake and topple him, David stood firm because God was “right beside” him.

In prayer today, acknowledge that God is right beside you — upholding and guiding you. Thank him that he helps you and does not leave you to struggle on your own.

A prayer for today…

Dear Lord, I will not be shaken, for you are right beside me…

From The One Year® Book of Bible Prayers edited by Bruce Barton(Tyndale) entry for November 4

Content is derived from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation and other publications of Tyndale Publishing House