Summary: For the times we cry out "God, where are you?" This is a reminder that God is always there, in all places, at all times, in all situations.
The Always Present God
by: Pastor Donny Granberry
This Morning I feel that the Lord wants me to reaffirm to you that He is an omnipresent God.
Psalm 46:1-11 NIV
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.
4 There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most high.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
6 The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: he uttered his voice, the earth melted.
7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth; he breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder; he burneth the chariot in the fire.
10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
There is a Mariah Carey song called “I’ll be there”
The words say, “I’ll be there to comfort you, I’ll be there to protect you, I’ll be your strength to help you keep holding on.”
Although a love song, it is a song to reassure of ones affirmation to provide strength and hope.
Can I remind you this morning that the word of God contains the reminder of God’s unfailing love for man.
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world.”
This word also provides strength, courage, and hope for life’s circumstances.
The Psalmist reminds us this morning that God is our refuge very present when we need Him Most.
REFUGE – A place of protection, a sanctuary, or an anchor.
SONG – (DVD) THE ANCHOR HOLDS
I have been salt water fishing many times, and in doing so you come to understand the importance of an anchor.
An anchor cannot be of any use unless it is there.
I want to remind you this morning that God is an anchor, a refuge, a present help, He is omnipresent.
In all places at all times.
God is an infinite Spirit that fills all places excluding no place.
Unlike God, Satan needs to travel to get somewhere.
But God is everywhere without division, multiplication, addition or subtraction.
God never needs to move to get anywhere, because every place is immediately in God’s presence.
There is no place that God does not exist.
God is very present in heaven and earth and He is not restricted by either.
To say that God is Omnipresent, we mean that God in the totality of His essence completely fills the universe.
This is a quality that solely belongs to God.
No place is without God.
God is not only present on the outside, but He is present on the inside.
God is present at every hospital, every nursing home, every prison cell and intensive care unit world over.
• God told Moses, My presence shall go with you.