The Tent

My, Devotion to Him #205

Verse Passage: Psalm 61:4 “I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.” – NIV

This is a desperate cry for God. But you must pay attention because this is a cry to feel Him. To feel His presence once again.

Verse Passage: Psalms 61:2 “From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” – NIV

The writer of this psalm is crying out in desperation to feel God. Their heart is growing faint. They are longing and yearning to get back into His presence where He resides. I know I’ve been there. I know I’ve cried out to Him in desperation to feel that sense that He is in control. I’ve cried out to Him longer for us to reach each other once more and to embrace His presence again. 

The amazing news is that God has promised to never leave us or forsake us. Which can be read in Hebrews 13:5. However, the truth remains. There are still risks when we have this “feeling” of loneliness and some times it “feels” as if it’s greater than our faith. So we must be vigilant, we must remind ourselves that when the stresses of life press upon us and weigh us down. When this life seems to cast a cloud over us and when the light around us seems to dim. We need to remember that God is always there. It doesn’t matter how we “feel” at that moment in time. He is THERE! He is with YOU! No matter when you “feel” like He has left you alone and when the things don’t go the way they were suppose to go. When you “feel” like your being punished for no reason. When you “feel” like He’s not listening or doesn’t care. He is still God and He is still there with you! 

Verse Passage: Matthew 28:20 “and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – NIV

As the psalmist came and cried out in desperation through prayer so can we. We can come to Him seeking to renewed, refreshed, restored, reminding ourselves that God is always faithful and has always been faithful no matter how we have “felt” at the time. It is within prayer that God becomes known. And in return we are nourished by Him while taking refuge in His tent. Don’t wait! Rush into His tent. His tent blocks out the noise, the stresses, the worries. It’s grand and beautiful. It’s filled with love, mercy, and grace. Go to the Tent. It’s free and available all the time. There is unlimited access to His presence. 

God bless! 

Copyright © 2019 by Jacob Olinger

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