Living in God's Presence

Western Theological Seminary Students

READ : Psalm 31:1-5, 9-16

Life throws us curve balls. Sometimes it is really hard to understand why things happen the way they do. When we have rough days at work, school, or even at home we feel that it would be easier to run away from it all. The fact is that running away from our problems never solves them. They will still be there confronting us. Sometimes we feel as if nobody cares or that the world is going to fall on us. When the difficulties of life come our way the best thing that we can do is “live our lives in the presence of God.” God wants to hear our concerns and our problems. He deeply cares for us and wants us to live our lives in partnership with him no matter what.

In the Psalms we see a picture of people turning their whole life over to God no matter what their circumstances. Whether consumed with anguish, gripped by illness, abandoned by loved ones, or ridiculed, Psalm writers knew the value of living their lives before God. Surely, God was their strength and their mighty tower. Whether life is rough or smooth, cast all your cares upon Jesus. Lay your burdens at his feet. Live your life in the presence of God.

– Cory Moss


Lord Jesus, help us to see ourselves as living in your presence. Be our stronghold and our refuge in all areas of our life. Amen.