Psalm 145:18 says, "The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth."

The LORD is near to all who call upon Him. There are so many times when the Lord does not seem near. So often we look around us and see the turmoil of the world, the hurt and the confusion of others all around us and it can be easy to wonder where the Lord is. Where is He? Why didnt He intervene? If God is there why doesnt He do something about the madness of the world?

Truly, the Lord is near. He is near to the brokenhearted, and to the light hearted. He is near when things are falling apart and when things are going well. The truth of the Lord is that He is good and He is kind. We call upon Him in truth when we acknowledge who He is. God gravitates to our worship, He comes and his presence becomes even more evident to us as we engage him in His truth.

Lord we thank you that you hear us and see us.  We thank you that you are not blind to what happens in our lives and that you do indeed care.  Thank you for showing us the truth of who you are and allowing us to feel your closeness to us.  You are near to us and you care for us.  Help us to walk in that truth. In Jesus' name, Amen.