Where shall I go from your Spirit? Or where shall I flee from your presence? (Psalms 139:7)
Do you sometimes find yourself resisting God? Are you prone to fight against His word? Are there times when you attempt to avoid His presence?
The psalmist words are true. Our God is ever present. There is nowhere we can go from His Spirit, no place we can hide from His presence. And yet, for a multitude of reasons we try:
- Trials we don’t want to accept
- Fears we don’t want to face
- Sins we don’t want to confess
- Temptations we don’t want to resist
God’s love is a patient love. God’s love is a forgiving love. God’s love is a perfecting love.
It sometimes seems the more we need Him, the more we resist him. If you’ve ever resisted God, I’m sure you will attest that away from the presence of the Lord is an awful place to be; it is a place of darkness, loneliness and despair. Possibly you’re in a “resisting season” right now. Call out to the Lord then listen for His voice [My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.~John 10:27].
Allow Him to draw you back into His presence where He will exchange your panic for peace, your sorrow for celebration, your resistance for rest.
Thank Him today for loving you so much that He has promised that He will not leave you nor forsake you – even in your resistance season.