My Lord Is Near Me All the Time

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“Where is God, Mommy?”

The five year old really wanted to know. Her mother answered, “God is in heaven, honey?”

It wasn’t really a childlike question. We all sometimes ask, “Where is God? Where is God when I feel alone? Where is God when I am depressed? Where is God when I am sick? Where is God when I am afraid? Where is God when I feel like I have lost everything?”

If we can believe the Bible, we will find many scriptures that tell us God is near, and that is very good news. Consider the following passages.

Psalm 34:18
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 73:28
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

Psalm 145:18
The LORD is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.

Hebrews 10:22
Let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.

James 4:8
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.

When I served as Minister of Worship at New Millennium Church in Little Rock, the congregation sang this beloved hymn often, and many commented on how meaningful it was.

In  lightning flash across the sky His mighty pow’r I see,
And I know if He can reign on high, His light can shine on me.

I’ve seen it in the lightning, heard it in the thunder, And felt it in the rain;
My Lord is near me all the time, My Lord is near me all the time.

When refreshing showers cool the earth and sweep across the sea,
Then His rainbow shines within my heart, His nearness comforts me.

I’ve seen it in the lightning, heard it in the thunder, And felt it in the rain;
My Lord is near me all the time, My Lord is near me all the time.

My Lord Is Near Me All The Time
Words and Music: Barbara Fowler Gaultney

Hear this hymn sung by Terry Warren on YouTube.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?autoplay=1&v=XLZYv7l5ILo

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