The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on Him in truth. - Psalm 145:18
I feel like I've heard these things said all throughout my life: "He is near." "God is with you." "You're never too far away from the Lord."
And those are incredible truths. Very encouraging... IF you feel that God is close to you in whatever you're dealing with that day.
When I was really struggling, hearing, "The Lord is near," from friends trying to encourage and help me ended up making me feel more alone.
If He's so near to me, why can't I feel Him?
To find the real encouragement from this verse, I needed to read the whole thing.
The Lord is near TO ALL WHO CALL ON HIM, to all who call on Him in truth.
I was looking for closeness from my God who I'd been ignoring. I'd gotten so wrapped up in my own struggles and pain, so self absorbed, that I wasn't putting any time into my relationship with my Heavenly Father. Of course I didn't feel like He was with me!
The Lord IS near. He loves each and every one of us. But you can't expect closeness from anyone if you aren't putting any effort into your relationship with them. God is near to all who call on Him!
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