“The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, to all that call upon Him in truth.” Psalms 145:18
When it seems that God is far away, ask yourself this question–“Who moved?” Dear friend we are usually as close to God as we want to be. Don’t blame God when it seems that He has forgotten you. Our text tells us how we can regain that closeness to the Lord. If you want live with an awareness of God’s presence pray!
James Smith wrote: “Real prayer is calling upon God. He is our Father: we are His children. We have nothing; He has all things to bestow, and is willing to give them. From a sense of need, we call on the Lord for a supply; from a sense of weakness, we call on Him for strength; from a sense of guilt, we call on Him for pardon. Being diseased, we cry for health; being troubled, for comfort and peace; being in distress, for relief and deliverance. We go out of self to Jesus, accepting His invitation, to plead His promise, and find Him faithful. Our God is always near the praying soul, not merely as the omnipresent Jehovah, but as our faithful Friend. He is near us, lovingly to listen to what we have to lay before Him; mercifully to relieve our miseries, be they what they may; graciously to help in every difficulty or danger. Beloved, our God is near us. He is attentive to us this morning; let us lay all our concerns before Him: He loves to listen to the often-told tale; He has patience with us, blessings for us, and will do us good.”