God is Near By Brenda Drake

There are times when everything feels like roses, and I feel God’s love surrounding me.  Then there are the days when I feel life just plain stinks.  When we keep our heart and mind on Jesus, and lift up all our concerns; soon all is well with my soul again.

God is Near

The breath of the wind, soft and gentle in its ways;
Soothes the body and the spirit on a warm day.
At peace, at rest, relaxing in Him;
Marveling in the touch you feel within.
When the sun shines upon you with its warmth just right;
This too is a time when in God’s presence you delight.
When you see the tiny child peacefully playing nearby,
In the innocence of faith reach to the sky.
When you hear joyous laughter by a stranger on the street,
If you look closely it could be an angel that you meet.
When you are silently at rest with spirit quiet too,
If you listen you may hear God’s whisper to you.
In your hard time with voices hard and loud,
 And you feel stressed and lost in a crowd,
When the winds howl and scream in your ear,
And you are unsettled, filled with anxiety and fear,
When your neighbor is angry and you feel under attack,
And you are extremely frustrated where you are at,
If you will lift your heart, your voice, and your ear,
You will find even in these situations your God is still near.

Zephaniah 3:17
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy;
he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.

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