Entry 06 Praying to a God who is With, In, and For us
One of the many tactics of Satan is try to convince us that we are all alone. Our reality may be that we are by ourselves due to loss of friendships, death of loved ones or a breakdown of relationships. But the truth is that God is always with us. He promises never to leave us nor forsake us. If we ascend into heaven God is there. If we descend to hell, He is there also. There is no place so remote or obscure where God’s presence cannot reach us. Jesus said that He would be with us always, even until the end of the world, and that He would not leave us comfortless, but have sent the Holy Spirit to be inside of us forever. Yet, because we don’t physically see God, or often sensually experience Him, it becomes easy to feel that God is not there. Sometimes He is silent, and appears so far away from us in our times of distress. But God is always just one prayer away. If we seek Him, we will find Him. If we ask for His strength, guidance and comfort, He will give it to us when we wait patiently on Him. God is always with us, caring about the finite details of our everyday life. When we make Jesus our Lord and Savior, the Holy Spirit dwells within us. And when we seek to do God’s will, God is for us. For if God is for us, He is more than the whole world against us. So when Satan comes with his lies telling us that we are all alone, we can remind him that we are God’s beloved ones. And though our reality may be that we are standing by ourselves, we may feel alone but we are not lonely. God teaches us how to enjoy and embrace our aloneness, as we do introspection, and take time to heal, learn and grow. It is in those times when we figure who we are, who we were, who we are becoming, and who we want to be. And when our individual selves become more complete and whole, God will send people into our lives to further enhance us. So praying to a God who is with, for and inside of us is tapping into the spirit realm where the source of God’s presence is endless.