“Come near to God, and he will come near to you.”
Have you ever gone through a difficult time, and found that drawing close to God brought you great comfort? God in His love for us is so amazing. This is a wonderful verse, filled with encouragement!
And you know what? We don’t have to wait for tough times to draw close. In fact, if we seek Him in the good times, maybe the tough times won’t be quite as difficult. Or another way of saying this is, we will be better able to handle the adversities of life.
The actual context for this verse though, is an exhortation for us to be humble, not proud, and if there is sin in our lives we need to repent of it! Many believe that speaking or writing of sin and repentance is a negative thing, but it’s not, in God’s eyes.
We need to be honest with God, and making things right, receiving His mercy is part of our relationship. It is simply a natural part of our faith walk!
Lord God, Heavenly Father, thank you for being near us, for drawing close when we draw close to You! Forgive us, and continue to make us into the people You want us to be!
Hallelujah! Praise be to God!
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quote from the NIV Bible