The Bible says that the Lord is a very present help in times of trouble. (Psalm 46:1) When He arrived at Lazarus’ tomb, Lazarus had already been dead for four days. Martha, Lazarus’ sister, said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died…” And when Jesus told her, “Your brother will rise again,” she responded with, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection at the last day.” (John 11:20–24) She pushed Jesus to the past and to the future, not realizing that His present presence was her answer!
Jesus declared to her, “I am the resurrection and the life…” (John 11:25) God is always I AM. He is not I was or I will be. Notice that in the gospels, no one ever died or stayed dead in His presence? Perhaps there are areas in our lives today that experience deadness because we are not conscious that He is our very present help in times of need.
So cultivate the Lord’s presence like you would cultivate a friend’s or your spouse’s presence. When you enjoy your friend’s or spouse’s presence, you’d talk, converse and express your appreciation! You wouldn’t act like they are part of the furniture!
When you are walking in a crowded place, say to Jesus, “Wow, Lord, it’s a squeeze here today!” And even if something upsets you, tell Him! “Lord, I don’t appreciate that about this person.”
Look out for the winks of heaven in the little things, like when a child turns and smiles at you, or when you happen to get a prime parking space. These things are not coincidences—God is saying, “Hey, I’m with you.”
Whatever it is, just turn your eyes to Jesus. Worship Him. If you can’t sing, just talk! After all, the Bible says, “Speak to yourself in psalms, hymns and spiritual songs.” (Colossians 3:16) Talk to the Lord. He Himself, His very presence, is your answer.
-Your Every Blessing Is Found In The Person Of Jesus