My God is Near

I have been drowning in anxiety this week. I’ve been taking online exams for a month now and I just learned tonight that I’ll be having the first two months of my Clinical Clerkship (Internship) via online also. Everything else that follows is unclear and uncertain. This pandemic has made all things difficult for everyone.

Uncertainty has always been my greatest fear. And it seems that I haven’t learned my lesson yet after years of God’s faithful deliverance. Everytime I dwell with life’s uncertainties, God always saves me with the certainty of His promises.

In my Bible reading tonight, I came across Psalm 16:11 which says “In Your presence is fullness of joy.”

And right there and then, while I delight in His presence I found joy.

Fullness of joy is not found in my plans being fulfilled or my future being secured. It is only found in Jesus. Joy in Jesus is found in knowing His word and delighting in His presence.

And so the Lord gave me another one of the many songs in the night.

This time it is called My God Is Near.

Make me know your presence Lord, the King of Glory here.
You know each thought and action, hope, anxiety and fear.
How can I hide from Thee?  Can darkness hide iniquity?
Oh how can I unfaithful be, when You are very near to me?

When God is near, all the world seems far away.
When God is near, every fear is set aside.
When God is near, how can I stray? How can I falter?
I’ll stay upon the altar, I know my God is near.

Make me know Your presence Lord, when I feel so alone.
You know each trial and testing pain, the hurt that is unknown.
Oh, why can I not see Your hand so firmly guiding me?
Oh how can I untrusting be, when You are very near to me?

When God is near, all the world seems far away.
When God is near, every fear is set aside.
When God is near, how can I stray? How can I falter?
I’ll stay upon the altar, I know my God is near

What am I being anxious about when all this time I know that my God is near?

The Lord upholds the faithful.

Listen to the song via spotify in this link.

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