HE’S ALWAYS THERE

By Neil Anderson

 Neil Anderson

February 20
 
Matthew 28:20 
I am with you always, even to the end of the age
 
In the early 1980s I counseled a Christian young woman who was languishing in deep spiritual, mental and emotional torment. She wrote:
 
Dear God,
 
Where are You? How can You watch and not help me? I hurt so bad, and You don’t even care. If You cared You’d make it stop or let me die. I love You, but You seem so far away. I can’t hear You or feel You or see You, but I’m supposed to believe You’re here. Lord, I feel them and hear them. They are here. I know You’re real, God, but they are more real to me right now. Please make someone believe me, Lord. Why won’t You make it stop? Please, Lord, please! If You love me You’ll let me die.
 
A Lost Sheep
 
Many Christians I deal with are filled with such confusion that their daily walk with Christ is unfulfilling and unproductive. When they try to pray, they begin thinking about a million things they should be doing. When they sit down to read the Bible, they can’t concentrate. When they have an opportunity to serve the Lord in some way, they are brought up short by discouraging thoughts of self-doubt.
 
Having found freedom, “The Lord Sheep” penned a response to her own prayer based on her new understanding of God’s provision in Christ.
 
My Dear Lost Sheep,
 
You ask Me where I am. My child, I am with you and I always will be. You are weak, but in Me you are strong. I am so close that I feel everything you feel. Be crucified with Me and I will live in you, and you shall live with Me. I will direct you in paths of righteousness. My child, I love you and I will never forsake you, for you are truly Mine.
 
Love, God
 
Prayer: Loving Shepherd, thank You for tending me and feeding me daily, showing me that I am precious to You.
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5 replies

  1. I have been through times like that, allowing the pain and fear to swamp everything else. It is only in being still and listening, knowing that He is God and IS there, that peace can come. Thanks for posting this. God bless.

  2. Reblogged this on Christian Faith in Truth & Spirit and commented:
    It’s up to you to seek the face of God, not for Him to find you. He made you, His Spirit lives in you, He knows exactly where you are and exactly how you feel. If you’re in pain confess your heart out, else Satan has a right on you to torture you, don’t blame God for that. If you’re in pain otherwise, search your heart and your attitude, can you be dead honest with yourself? And if not that, accept that it’s in the will of the Lord and you will receive peace, for the more you’ll fight the will of God, the more pain you’ll find yourself in, especially if you’re crying out for help. If you diligently seek Him and believe, you shall see Him. That includes, how much time do you really spend seeking God? 1/3 of your day? Half an hour? 5min? He is a merciful God, don’t throw the blame on Him, He only wants the very best for you, even if it takes tough love.

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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