23 “Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? 24 Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the Lord. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the Lord.”
I guess God is really putting us in our place here. There isn’t any question that He is making it clear that He is indeed everywhere. Sometimes I know that I want to separate my life into different compartments. I feel comfortable with God in some parts of my life but not so much in others. It isn’t that I don’t love God, it’s just that sometimes it is a little uncomfortable–at jobs maybe, or around my family.
But I’m not getting that option. He is a God at hand and a god far away. He fills the heaven and the earth. And as much as He knows about the world, He knows even more about me. He knows my deepest, most secret thoughts, desires, and prayers. He knows my fears that I cannot even speak. And just as He is far away, He is also right at hand. Waiting for me to come to Him and receive comfort.