There’s an old hymn that says … “He walks with me and He talks with me, and He tells me I am His own, and the joys we share as we tarry there, none other has ever known.”
Are you lonely today? Do you feel abandoned and depressed? Do the days drag on and your tears flow unheeded by anyone but you? There is a Person who wants to have you lay your head upon His shoulder and tell Him what’s troubling you. He waits to wrap you in His arms and replace your sorrow and loneliness, your fears and emptiness with peace, love and joy.
The Lord Jesus has a special, one on one relationship with each person who asks Him to be their Savior. You, too, are invited to walk with Him and talk with Him and share the wonders and joys of being constantly in His loving presence. He wants to enable us to see life with new eyes.
“You will show me the path of life: in Your presence is fullness of joy, at your right hand there are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11
Those who don’t know the Lord and those who run from Him, choosing their own way, miss out on what real life is all about. We can look for things to fill our days and our hearts, hoping to find joy in living. Experiences, possessions and even relationships fail to fill that void that lies deep within us. In the end we can find ourselves moaning with King Solomon that all is vain, empty of meaning and fulfillment.
Only Jesus can fill the empty places, warm the heart, give hope and peace.
Only Jesus gives real joy.
Living in His presence, realizing that He is there with us moment by moment, listening to His voice, resting in His arms, can fill our days with indiscribable joy.
His presense is a secret place that we share just with Him in the midst of our days, alone or in the middle of a crowd, no matter if the days are sunny or filled with storms. His presence is our hiding place, our refuge, our reality.
We can be just like a little child who goes throughout her day in the presense of a loving parent. She talks with her parent about anything and everything. Fears, hurts, doubts and cares are all shared with the one who loves her unconditionally. There are times of discovery and excitment, joys and delights as the parent opens her eyes to new knowlege and experiences. Tears are gently wiped away, hurts are kissed and made better. Cuddles, tickles and laughter abound. The loving parent holds her hand and sometimes carries her, guiding her as they walk through the day together. When its time for bed, hugs and kisses are shared as the child is gently rocked to sleep and tucked in with prayer. She feels loved, protected and secure.
“The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning. My eyes are ever toward the Lord.” Psalm 25:14,15
I have been enjoying that kind of relationship with the Lord for many years. I share everything with Him and He fills my life with love, joy and peace even in the most trying times. I have experienced death of loved ones, separation from those I love, loneliness, heartache, persecution, disappointment, fear and pain. I have also had times of great joy, delight and fulfilment. Through everything my Jesus was there walking with me, holding me, loving me, guiding me, picking me up, encouraging me and whispering “You belong to me, I love you, I am taking care of everything …. just trust in my love, power and grace.”
“One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek, inquire for, and [insistently] require; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord [in His presence] all the days of my life, to behold and gaze upon the beauty [the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness] of the Lord and to meditate, consider, and inquire in His temple. For in the day of trouble He will hide me in His shelter: in the secret place of His tent will He hide me; He will set me high upon a rock. … in His tent I will offer sacrifices and shouting of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.” Ps 27:4,5
“You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will enrapture me [diffusing my soul with joy] with and in Your presence.”
We are never alone ….. He walks with us and talks with us and tells us we belong to Him!