In His Presence


Dr. Charles F Stanley

The apostle Paul told the Greeks on Mars Hill that in God, we live and move and
exist. He was saying that we forever remain in the Lord’s presence, which is a blessed reassurance to those who know the Savior. (Acts 17:22-31).

The reality of the Lord’s presence is this: God is complete, and He exists in His fullness wherever He is. Psalms 139 tells us that there is no place on the face of the earth in which God does not exist: “If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (Psalms 139:9-10).

This means that God is not at one place in His mercy and at another in His wrath. He is not at one location with His forgiveness and at another in His rebuke. Rather, He is whole—and wholly holy—wherever He is. His fullness exists wherever His presence exists.

This should affect how we act, what we believe, and how we respond to our circumstances. If we believe God is always perfect, this conviction should impact our words, thoughts, and actions. It should certainly also strengthen our faith.

If God is perfect and He calls you His child, could there be so much as one single moment in which He is not looking out for your best interest? Is there ever, for one instant, the chance that something will slip past Him and into your life? Does the Enemy of your soul have even a nanosecond’s opportunity to destroy you?

The answer is emphatically no! Trust in God’s presence and know that He is

with you every second.

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