“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
~ Psalm 145:18
Many times people argue that God doesn’t exist and if He does He would have appeared visibly to people to prove His existence. If we should think it the other way round, there are so many things in existence that we cannot see with our eyes. Can you see the wind? But the wind is a very strong force that can pull down houses! Can you see the wave? But we transmit a lot of things with the waves and there are so many molecules in the atmosphere we cannot see. God is not the wind or the molecules but God made them all. We do not see our emotions but we act it out because we have human bodies. God manifests any way He wants and you can truly call on Him at all times.
- God is a person
- God can be called upon
- Only by the truth can we get to God
The Psalmist wrote that God is near those who call on Him in truth. This tells us that there are people thinking they are calling God but truly aren’t calling Him because they are not calling Him in truth. God is not far away but only those who call Him in truth can access Him. Outside the truth, we cannot truly be able to access God who Himself has made His own step towards us.
POINT TO NOTE
Jesus is the only truth on whom God can be called upon. He said in John 14:6 “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” Jesus is the revelation of God and it is only through Jesus that God can be accessed. The Bible says in Ephesians 2:18 “For through Him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit.” The most beautiful thing isn’t just that God is close to us, He is inside of us as the Bible says in Galatians 2:20 “I am crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live, but it is Christ who lives in me.”
“I have access to the father in Jesus. God is not just near me, God is in me because I have become His dwelling place.”
Thank you, Lord, for reminding me that you aren’t far away.
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