The Nearness of God

With a matter of extreme concern on my heart tonight, I went to the kitchen to eat a very late dinner. Right before opening a cupboard door, I prayed about the situation. Within seconds, I realized that there was a song playing in my mind. I paused to consider what it was. The lyrics began to reach my focus. The song was an old hymn–“Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.”

As I sat down on the couch, I looked up the lyrics online. Here are a few of the words:

What have I to dread, what have I to fear,Leaning on the everlasting arms;

I have blessed peace with my Lord so near,

Leaning on the everlasting arms.

I believe that God led me to read the words of the song to comfort me and encourage me not to be afraid.

I am not to be afraid because I have Jesus.

My Lord is near.
But as for me, the nearness of God is my good; I have made the Lord GOD my refuge, That I may tell of all Your works.

—Psalm 73:28



3 comments on “The Nearness of God

  1. Keith Haney says:

    That is one of my favorite Gospel Hymns. Thanks for the reminder of the promises of God. Have a happy and prosperous New Year.

  2. Marlyn Arong says:

    Amen I’m a beginner blogger & a Christian..

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