At times if I feel alone, it’s your presence that I need to sense instead. For it’s the peace of your presence, Lord, by which feelings of loneliness are shed.
I know that you’ve promised to be with me and that I can always draw near.
Then you’ll draw near to me, as well, saying, “I’m here–there’s nothing to fear.”
Psalm 23 shares that you’re with me, even in the valley of the shadow of death. “I will fear no evil…and goodness and mercy follow me,” all the days that you give me breath.
P. A. Oltrogge
“Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8 NASB
“Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” Matthew 1:23 KJV
“The Lord of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our stronghold. Selah”
Psalm 46:7 NASB
“Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, ‘I will never leave you nor forsake you.'” Hebrews 13:5 NKJV
“Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 RSV
“The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.” Psalm 34:18 NKJV
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 NKJV
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me
Because He has anointed Me,
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed,
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
(Words of Jesus from Luke 4:18-19 NKJV)
“You will show me the path of life; In your presence is fullness of joy; At your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11 NKJV
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23 KJV