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Psalm 139: 7 Where can I go from your spirit (O God)?  Or where can I flee from your presence? 8 If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there. 9 If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, 10 even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me fast. 

This passage speaks to the constant presence of God with his people. That includes you and me. We often think of God as being far away – up in the heavens beyond our reach – but the psalmist says otherwise. This comforts me because I can feel lonely at times, even when I’m around other people. This is especially true when I’m struggling.

I have a bad habit of thinking I have to figure things out, or deal with adversity, on my own. This is not so much a reflection of reality as much as it is my state of mind. Slowly I’m learning to let other people in when I have struggles, but it’s not easy. I’ll bet some of you know what I mean. Today we’re reminded that, even when there are not other people around, God is there. Always.

Heavenly Father, thank you for your faithfulness. We may walk away from you, but you never walk away from us. In fact, there is no place we can go where you are not present. Give us grace to remember this. Amen.

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