David Jeremiah Daily Devotionals September 1 2022 : In His Presence:
But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all Your works.
Recommended Reading: Psalm 84:10
We can be tempted to think that some people who don’t care about God live an easier life than we do. When such temptations arise, we need to know how to respond.
Those aren’t just twenty-first century thoughts. A psalmist named Asaph wrote an entire psalm about the struggle to reconcile what he saw around him—specifically, the prosperity of the wicked (Psalm 73). He confessed to God his lack of understanding: The wicked have no struggles or troubles; they are proud and arrogant; they pay no attention to God and His ways. His turning point came when he entered into God’s presence: “When I thought how to understand this, it was too painful for me—until I went into the sanctuary of God” (verses 16-17). In God’s presence, the psalmist gained a divine perspective on this world. He concluded: “But it is good for me to draw near to God” (verse 28).
When you are confused about life, when you have questions you can’t answer, sit in God’s presence. Focus your mind and heart on the truths of His Word and be encouraged.
Anxious care is out of place in a heavenly Father’s presence.