It’s natural to want to feel the assurance that we aren’t alone or that God is hearing our prayers and getting ready to answer them. However, just because we don’t feel Him or see anything immediately happening doesn’t mean that He isn’t there and isn’t working. Today’s devotional, reposted from Charisma magazine, points out an encouraging truth about what’s really going on when we can’t sense God’s presence.
The theological term that is relevant to both ways we experience God’s presence is the omnipresence of God. God is everywhere; there is no place where He isn’t (see Ps. 139:7-12).
Theologians speak of the “three big O’s”: God’s omnipotence (that He is all-powerful), His omniscience (that He knows everything) and His omnipresence (that He is everywhere)—His glory fills the universe and all He has made—but it also means that we cannot run from God. Jonah found this to be true. God told him, “Go to Ninevah.” Jonah said, “No.” He rose to flee “from the presence of the Lord” (Jonah 1:2-3) but found such a notion impossible to fulfill. Wherever Jonah went, there was God!
Are you trying to run from God? Give up! It is a hopeless venture.
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