Today, let’s focus specifically on verse 18. The entirety of Psalm 145 focuses on God’s greatness, as well as all He has consistently done. It is a picture of how we should act towards God in response to what He has done for us. But verse 18 speaks to something very specific about God’s character. It is something that is incredibly comforting, and it really amplifies the bigness of God.
Verse 18 says:
The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.
This is incredible because it is pointing to the omnipresence of God. It is pointing to the reality that He is everywhere for every person at any given time. This reality is a mind-blowing truth. It not only shows that God is powerful, but also that He has the capacity to care for all of us. I love what C.S. Lewis says in Mere Christianity: “Almost certainly God is not in time. His life does not consist of moments following one another. If a million people are praying to Him at ten-thirty tonight, He need not listen to them all in that one little snippet which we call ten-thirty. Ten-thirty and every other moment from the beginning of the world is always the present for Him. If you like to put it that way, He has all eternity tin which to listen to the split second of prayer put up by a pilot as his plane crashes in flame… God is not hurried along by the time-stream of this universe…”
As you take some time to pray to God in reflection today, remember that He is present and listening to you. He has time to give, because He is outside the bounds of time, and He wants to lend His ear to you.
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate