Psalm 46:9 We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple.
This Psalm starts out with the familiar verse – God is our refuge and our strength and very present help in trouble . (vs.1) Later on, it includes another familiar verse – Be still and know that I am God. (vs.10) The Psalmist tells us not to fear even if the mountains be moved into the sea.
You, if you have dedicated your life to Christ and have received the Holy Spirit, are now a temple in which God dwells. He will never leave you. In His steadfast love, He remains, always with you in good times and in the bad. It is up to us to acknowledge His presence in our lives and to turn to him for strength and comfort. He is always just a breath away, there in the midst of your life, your soul and your body whether you realize it or not.
Pretty daunting thought, isn’t it? Yet as warm and comforting as a fluffy towel straight out of the dryer wrapped around you. A missionary once told me to lay my hand very close to my cheek and feel the warmth. That was how near God was always to me. The next time you pray, try that and feel His presence. You have to be still, but You will feel Him there in the midst of you- your life, your troubles and your joy – steadfast, and loving you as His child now and forever more.