Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me (Ps. 23:4 KJV).
David had come to the point of knowing fully that God was with him. He could boldly declare that even though he walked through fear-provoking valleys in his life, which he actually did, he would not fear any evil because he knew God was with him.
David had come to know and believe in the abiding presence of God with him. He did not have to see a pillar of cloud during the day or of fire during the night, as the Israelites saw in the desert, to be sure God was with him. He had come to know and to believe that God was certainly with him to protect and guide him.
This should not surprise you, but God is more with you today than He was with David. The prophets of old, including David, longed to live in these days we are living in, where the Spirit of God now lives in the believer. It does not get any better than this! If God was with David, He is more present with you today.
God’s abiding presence does not need to be manifested. You should not wait to see an angel in your house, a halo of fire around your head, or a cloud filling your home for you to know that He is with you. You are a child of faith. Faith activates, cultivates, and unleashes the presence of God in you. You can confidently declare to the Lord today and say, ” Thou art with me!”
Why do we have to believe in God’s presence to see any results? See Heb. 4:1-2.
APPLY THE WORD
Start believing and declaring your faith in God’s abiding presence with you.
Thank the Lord for being there with you wherever you go. Pray that even though you do not see Him physically, your heart should always be conscious of His presence with you.
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