Philippians 4:5b The Lord is near.
What a comforting word for those of us who need to be reassured! God promises repeatedly throughout the Bible that He is near: to those with a broken heart (Ps. 31:18); to those with a contrite heart (Ps. 51:17). Moses begged God: If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here (Ex. 33:15). How many times have you stood on the brink of a major life crossing and said, “Lord, I can’t do this alone. I need you to go with me”? Good news: you are not alone and you can do this! Take courage because the Lord is near.