Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
So often in our lives we are bombarded with issues, trials and circumstances beyond our control. Things can get so overwhelming at times that we feel as if we are helpless and spinning out of control. As we desperately grasp for a firm foothold, or a way to get things together we are often reminded of how delicate, weak and helpless we can be on our own.
When those times come, the Lord is the only sure foundation. In His Word are treasures of truth that will equip us and enable us to move forward in troublesome times. In the midst of our feelings of helplessness and not sure of what to do next, if we make the first step to “draw near to God”, we have His promise that He will draw near to us. What a simple and powerful truth that can make the most challenging situation turn around. With God’s strength, power and grace, things change. The circumstance may be the same, but He changes us and fills us with His nearness.
Of course this verse in not only for troublesome times! Daily may it be our prayer, through good times and bad, to draw near to Him and let His nearness fill us and equip us.