Recently I have felt a great separation from God in my life. This has caused a little introspection on my part. When I look at the things that I have said and done it doesn’t take long to identify the issue. I haven’t been living to please God as much as I could. From the moment sin entered our world, there has not been complete oneness with God at any point. Adam and Eve were walking with God daily before being booted from the garden. They definitely noticed the difference in the way that it used to be and the way that was after the fruit eating incident. Sin separates us from that incredible relationship that we are to have with God. God doesn’t leave, we just walk away from Him. God follows us into the valley and is still there regardless of whether we acknowledge Him or not. That is what has been happening with me. I haven’t been doing a good job of glorifying God with my actions and words, so I have felt that God hasn’t been there. I haven’t taken hardly any time to just be in awe of the Creator of the universe. I haven’t been real with Him about what’s going on in my life, and I have neglected doing anything to change that. The lyrics of one of Chris Tomlin’s newer songs really strike me. Here are a few lines from the song “Whom Shall I Fear?”:
“The one who reigns forever,
He is a friend of mine.
The God of angel armies
is always by my side.”
How blessed I am to serve a God that knows me and that will never leave. I’m so glad that He’s not too far away because I really need his hand of grace to pull me up. I can’t help but be in awe at the thought that God is by my side with a hand open for me to grab onto regardless of how many times I fall flat on my face. God never leaves.
God is good, all the time. All the time, God is good.