Psalm 11:4 (KJV) 4 The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord’s throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
The LORD’s present in our lives. He is here, but He is also the Sovereign ruler of all. He’s enthroned in our hearts, and in the heavens. He knows all things, even the innermost secrets of our hearts. No one is beyond His knowledge and His reach. He is still very much involved in our affairs. He never leaves or forsakes us. In fact, His hands of invitation are continually extended to us—beckoning, welcoming. We are His temple—His home. He’s closer to us than He can ever be and we can ever know.
He knows our prayers and cries—even those as soft as a whisper. He is that intimate with us. He literally knows more about us than we know ourselves. Why not? He loves us tremendously and He is an all-knowing God. He is also infinitely powerful. Although He’s very intimate with us, He is not limited to our small realm of existence. He rules; He reigns, and He will do so forever—glorified, lifted high.
We need Him close; not everyone sticks around. Others easily ditch us at the first sign of discomfort. It’s good to know that Someone sticks around even when the whole world turns against us. Some people aren’t settled with just leaving; they don’t get satisfied until we’re down, hurt, or destroyed. They accumulate weapons and ammunition to attack us when we’re most vulnerable. We’re not troubled. The LORD is our more than efficient Protector. He is our impenetrable shield. No weapon formed against us will ever get through Him and to us—to those who are His—to those who are upright. In the presence of our enemies, we still enjoy very restful nights and very joyful days.