HIS PRESENCE IS WITH US
The presence of God is with us. What a blessing it is to know that we go nowhere without His presence with us. No matter fire, floods, storms or life’s difficulties, God’s presence is always there with us through our burdens. There is no tear that we shed that He does not feel our pain. There are no disappointments, when he does not comfort. What a wonderful blessing to know that we are never, ever alone. Oh, we might feel lonely, but that does not mean that He is not there. You can call upon Him any hour of the day or night and He is there. That ought to cause you to shout God’s praise! The scriptural lesson is found in Exodus 33:14:
“The Lord replied, ‘I will personally go with you, Moses, and I will give you rest—everything will be fine for you.’”
The most common Hebrew term for “presence” is panim, which is also, translated “face,” implying a close and personal encounter with the Lord. Moses is given the assurance that God’s presence still goes with Him and he shall find rest. God reveals Himself to Moses and makes His ways known to him. God has called Moses for His journey to lead His people. And, Moses is assured that he is not alone for His God will be with Him. Moses goes nowhere without God being with him! We know in many ways the story of Moses leading God’s people but do not overlook the blessed knowledge that God summoned him to lead, and assured Moses of His constant presence. Remember that God’s presence is with you. Whenever you are given an assignment from God, know that you are not alone, and He will be with you every step of the way. Thank God, that He is with us today, tomorrow, and the days that follow.