I’ve written before about how to jog our memory about God’s goodness in those moments when we forget…
But it seems to be an on-going struggle for so many of us.
There are times where I hear about a situation, or when I’m dealing with something of my own, and I ask, “Is God here?”
If you can’t think back to an experience of your own — of a personal encounter of your own — that you’ve had with Jesus Christ, when you remember He showed up, when you remember His presence and action and mercy and love, then the next place to turn — quite literally — is towards the Bible. And towards the stories that answer that very question with a loud & overpowering yes.
Yes, He is here.
Where to turn (recommendations from my friends!):
“He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.’”
“Come near to God and he will come near to you.”
“’I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.’”
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
“What is man that thou art mindful of him, or the son of man that thou visitest him?”
“You examine me and know me, you know when I sit, when I rise, you understand my thoughts from afar. You watch when I walk or lie down, you know every detail of my conduct. A word is not yet on my tongue before you, Yahweh, know all about it.”
“And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“Yes, I know what plans I have in mind for you, Yahweh declares, plans for peace, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. When you call to me and come and pray to me, I shall listen to you.”
Which passages would you add to the list?