Affirmation of God: My God is near and far.

Today’s Scripture: “I am a God who is near. I am also a God who is far away,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 23:23 GWT 

Am I a God at hand, says the LORD, and not a God afar off? The LORD asked this question through Jeremiah and this is a verse that comes back to me over and over again. Do we understand the scope of our God? 

Do we allow those who continually try to take God out of every day activities affect this truth in us? God is right where we are today. Not only is He right here with us yet He is the Almighty God of Heaven who created all things. Like these days of Jeremiah we must accept God’s truths over what man professes. 

What a wonderful mystery to have the closeness of God while trusting in His omniscience and His omnipotence. God is intimately involved with all we think and do and yet He is God over all. 

Although I can not comprehend the majesty of God I choose to trust Him and His Word over my limited sight and that of those who try to define God’s place. Although I am embarrassed that God is so near as to witness all of my thoughts and deeds yet I find power in knowing His truth will prevail. 

Do you relate to God and the near and far? 

Today’s Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for being near and far. Thank You for asking this question of us to remind us where and who You are. LORD of Heaven who dwells in my heart I love You and trust You over myself and others. LORD direct me today both near and far. Amen. 

Tom Raines

Christian Affirmations 4 Life

About Tom Raines

Husband, father and son who is a treasure hunter in the Word of God. Finding joy,strength and hope while affirming the characteristics and qualities God created for us and described for us in His Holy Scriptures.
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13 Responses to Affirmation of God: My God is near and far.

  1. Hi Tom, I’ve been thinking alot about how God is always here no matter what is going on in my life. When I get frazzled I have to remind myself that I’m not alone and that He is right here with me, even if I don’t “feel” it. If we were able to “feel” His prescense all the time, do you think there would be as much worry and anxiety in this world? Hmmm….just a thought. :-) Things have been okay on my end. I’ve been having alot of interviews and now it’s come for me to pick and choose which jobs I want. It’s all or nothing on ALL realms of my life. Definitley a pattern. haha You see, I can’t learn moderation even if I try!:-) Hope all is well with you and your family. Many blessings to you my friend!

    • Tom Raines says:

      Great to hear from you Michele! Thankful God is near to you and also far at the same time directing your path. I pray in His nearness He guides you to the new job that He has intended for you. He is the only thing we don’t need in moderation! Praying he teaches both of us that fullness in Him will moderate all others…hmmmm. Thanks for allowing me to walk along with you and learn lessons with you. I know God has your heart and your future! Blessings my friend! Keep me posted on your miracles…

  2. jelillie says:

    How awesome HE is Tom! HE cares about each step I take while keeping my entire journey in view. HE watches over me every moment and yet knows what will happen even in my distant future!

  3. Caroline Gavin says:

    Powerful affirmation!! Thank you, Tom!

    My Lord, my God, in awe I am that You are near me and also far;
    How amazed I am by this Paradox, by this Truth of Who You are.
    The Alpha and Omega, the Eternal I AM, the Almighty, the Creator of all,
    Bid that I experience forever Your Presence and heed always Your call.

    May God continue to bless you and your ministry! You are a Blessing, dear Brother!

  4. cycleguy says:

    This truth is one reason I like Psalm 139

  5. Kimberly says:

    Trying to understand an Infinite God with a finite mind is impossible. We will never understand ALL of God, but we can press towards the mark of perfecting our faith in him. “Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or the mystery of a tiny baby growing in its mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the activity of God, who does all things.” Ecclesiastes 11:5 We must just accept what we do understand and Trust him! Great verse Tom!

    • Tom Raines says:

      Thanks Kimberly and thankful for your faithful gifts of scripture as well! Soooo glad I am NOT expected to understand….perfect our faith LORD! Blessings Kimberly and always great to hear from you and I appreciate you sqeezing me in from time to time!

  6. Debbie says:

    “I love You and trust You over myself and others.” I really appreciated this prayer, Tom! Thank you and God bless you as you show us just how close He really is!

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