God’s Hope for Your Heart from Psalm 65


Blessed is the one You choose and bring near, to dwell in Your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple! (Psalms 65:4 ESV)

Distance is a disheartening thing.  In any relationship, the farther away from each other you are —physically or emotionally— usually the harder it is to maintain closeness and intimacy.

The same is true with God.  Those who are far from Him have little if any relationship with Him, and that is a frightening thing.

Yet, God was not willing that we should remain distant and cut off.  In His great love, He made a way, so that “now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)

That means if you are in Christ, you don’t have to be distant from God anymore!  If you feel far from Him, you were the one who moved, not Him, and He is right there waiting and hoping for you to come back where you belong.

Let this promise bring you hope and courage to stay close to your heavenly Father.  If you’re in Christ, God has blessed you by bringing you near.

-Pastor Phillip


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