Thursday, January 22, 2009

Psalm 139:7

Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? Psalm 139:7 NRSV

This psalm has told us how much God knows about us and how near to us God is. This verse reminds us that we cannot shake God off!

Going away from God's Spirit sounds very intellectual. Fleeing from God's presence sounds more physical. Either way, we cannot escape God.

This means that no matter what, God is with us. Even when we think we have gotten away from God or done something so very contrary to God's laws and expectations for us, God will not leave us alone. When we participate in bad or sinful behavior, God is still with us. When we go through the darkest valleys (there is another Psalm that addresses that!) or life's suffocating tragedies, God remains with us. If we are angry at God or claim we don't "believe" in God, God still never lets us go.

There is nothing you can do, say, or be that can shake God off. God is with you, no matter what.

Thanks be to God for God's unshakable presence!

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