We can be afraid of God’s Presence, can’t we? Maybe because we don’t trust that it’s reality. Maybe because somewhere deep down we realize that in it we can actually come alive to the deepest parts of our heart.
And that scares us. After all we’ve been denying our deepest selves for years. Maybe even decades. What would it mean to live again?
Oswald Chambers in My Utmost for His Highest says:
Having the reality of God’s presence is not dependent on our being in a particular circumstance or place, but is only dependent on our determination to keep the Lord before us continually. Our problems arise when we refuse to place our trust in the reality of His presence. The experience the psalmist speaks of— “We will not fear, even though . . .” (Psalm 46:2)— will be ours once we are grounded on the truth of the reality of God’s presence, not just a simple awareness of it, but an understanding of the reality of it.
When we don’t believe God’s presence is our reality, then we don’t trust that we can enter in. Like really enter in, believing for the resurrection of our own hearts on this side of glory.
Enter in today.
Do it afraid. Do it unbelieving. Do it for the resurrection of the deepest fear that your life is based on your circumstance and failure. Do it trusting that your life has meaning steeped in a reality far beyond any goodness you could ever create.
Your life and your heart have value steeped in God’s reality. And it is good.