The following extract is from Delighting in God by A W Tozer

Often in a prayer meeting, someone will pray for God to “come near to us.” So many Christians have a serious problem along this line, believing that God is far away. Somehow, through some kind of means, they think we need to get God’s attention and draw Him to us. If we pray long enough, if we get enough people to pray, then we entice God to draw near to us.

This is to misunderstand the whole concept of the nearness of God. God is as close to you right now as He ever was and ever will be. This is, of course, one of the attributes of God, omnipresence, which simply means that God is present everywhere. There is no place where God is not. God is as close to one thing as He is to another. And this is something hard for us to comprehend. We are trying to understand God and His attributes through our limited abilities. God has no limitation whatsoever about anything.

Keep in mind that no matter where you are or what you are doing, God is near. He does not have to be enticed or bribed to come near to us. He is already closer than we could ever imagine.

5 thoughts on “God’s Omnipresence

    1. Thank you, Deborah. It’s even more important when we suffer from anxiety and depression, or any kind of mental illness. It took me years to accept that God is still with me despite the turmoil and the physical things beyond my control.

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