I am nearer than you dare believe, closer than the air you breathe. Usually, you’re not conscious of being enveloped in air because it is invisible and constantly available to you. Similarly, My unseen Presence is a constant in your life, but you often fail to recognize Me. This leaves you vulnerable to loneliness. If you could always recognize My Presence, you would never feel lonely again.
I deeply desire for you to experience My nearness—and the peaceful contentment it brings—more consistently. There is a close connection between feeling lonely and being unaware of My Presence. This is an age-old problem: When the patriarch Jacob was in a barren place—far from his family—he was quite conscious of his isolation. However, I poured out My Presence upon him in the form of a glorious dream. When Jacob awoke, he responded, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”
Awareness of My abiding Presence will protect you from loneliness. Not only am I constantly with you, but I am also within you: in the inner recesses of your heart and mind. My knowledge of you is picture-perfect, and it is framed in unconditional Love.
Let feelings of loneliness remind you of your need to seek My Face. Come to Me with your ever-so-human emptiness, and My divine Presence will fill you with Life to the full!
In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
~ Psalm 41:12
When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it.”
~ Genesis 28:16
O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
~ Psalm 139:1–2
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
~ John 10:10