Wednesday, January 28, 2015

He is Not a God Afar Off

“Mom! It’s impossible!”

I turn and see my oldest son staring into the mirror fingering his hair.

“What are you doing?”

“Trying to count my hair!” 


“Well you said that God knows the number of hairs we have, so I want to know too! But it’s impossible to count them!"

I smile as he runs his fingers though his straight, thick mop of hair.

“For you it’s impossible, but with God nothing is impossible.”

“But Mom… I want to know..” He sighs.

“Sorry! Like you said; it’s impossible! Only God knows."

I watch as he continues to stare into the mirror, fascinated with the thought that God knows exactly how many hairs he has.

How did this conversation come about? Well fifteen minutes earlier he came to look what I was working on behind the computer. When I explained that it was Bible verses about God and how closely He is involved in our lives his curiosity was piqued. After reading through the notes together I explained that these notes were a reminder for me to remember that God is not a God a far off, but instead is part of every aspect of our lives. 

Maybe they will encourage you as well. 

He is not a God Afar Off
(Acts 17:27)

- He is the Potter, we are the clay. (Isaiah 64:8)
- We were created in His image. (Genesis 1:27)
- We are all the work of His hands. (Isaiah 64:8)
- He knit us together in our mother's womb. (Psalm 139:13)
- He knows our name. (John 10:3)

- He is the Author of salvation. (Hebrews 5:9)
- He loved us so much He sent His Son to die for us. (John 3:16)
- He is our Saviour. (Jude 1:25)
- He is our Redeemer. (Isaiah 47:4)

- He was wounded for our transgressions. (Isaiah 53:5)
- The chastisement of our peace was upon Him. (Isaiah 53:5)
- By His stripes we are healed. (Isaiah 53;5)
- As far as the east is from the west so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Psalm 103:12)

- He tells us to believe on Him. (Acts 16:31)
- He tells us to come to Him. (Is 55:1)
- He stretches out His hands to us. (Is 65:2)
- He tells the children to come to Him. (Matthew 19:14)
- He tells the sinners to come to Him. (Isaiah 1:18)
- He tells those who are weary and burdened to come to Him. (Matthew 11:28)
- He invites anyone who wills to come to Him. (Revelations 22:17)
- It is He who makes us willing. (Phil 2:13)

- His kindness and goodness leads us to repentance. (Romans 2:4)
- He is our healer. (Exodus 15:26)
- He forgives all our sins and heals all our diseases. (Psalm 103:3)

- He is our everlasting Father (Isaiah 9:6)
- We are His children. (Galatians 3:26)
- He loves us with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3)
- He values us. (Matthew 10:31)
- He clothes us. (Matthew 6:30)
- He is touched by the feelings of our infirmities. (Hebrews 4:15)
- He hears and answers our cries. (Psalm 120:1)
- He stores our tears in a bottle. (Psalm 56:8)
- He numbers the hairs of our head. (Luke 12:7)
- He has compassion on us. (Psalm 103:13)
- He remembers we are dust. (Psalm 103:14)
- He is very patient with us. (2 Peter 3:9)
- He disciplines us. (Proverbs 3:11)
- Nothing can separate us from His love. (Romans 8:39)

- He is the Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)
- He gives us peace. (John 16:33)

- He is our Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
- His ways are higher than ours. (Isaiah 55:9)
- His thoughts are higher than ours. (Isaiah 55:9)
- If we acknowledge Him in all our ways He will direct our paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
- He guides us with His eye. (Psalm 32:8)
- He teaches us and promises to teach our children. (John 6:45 and Isaiah 54:13)
- He tells us to first seek His Kingdom. (Matthew 6:33)
- He rewards those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)
- He tells us to set our minds on things above. (Col 3:2)

- He is our Friend. (John 15:15)
- We can pour out our hearts before Him.  (Psalm 62:8)
- He is our Rock. (Psalm 18:2)
- He tells us to trust Him at all times. (Psalm 62:8)

- He is our Shepherd. (Psalm 23:1)
- We are His people and the sheep of His pastures. (Psalm 100:3)
- He speaks to us in a still, small voice. (1 Kings 9:11-13)
- We recognize His voice. (John 10:27)
- His rod and staff comfort us. (Psalm 23:4)
- He leads us besides still waters. (Psalm 23:2)
- He restores our soul. (Psalm 23:3)
- He leads us in paths of righteousness. (Psalm 23:3)
- He preserves us from all evil. (Psalm 121:7)

- He is the God who sees. (Gen 16:13)
- He knows everything about us. (Psalm 139:3)
- He knows all our thoughts. (Psalm 139:2)
- He knows when we sit down and when we rise up. (Psalm 139:2)
- We cannot hide from Him. (Psalm 139:7-12)
- His thoughts about us are more numerous than the sand. (Psalm 139:17-18)

- He is our Sun and Shield. (Psalm 84:11)
- He is our Strength and our Song. (Psalm 118:14)
- He is our Strong Tower. (Psalm 61:3)
- We can lie down in peace and sleep for He alone keeps us safe. (Psalm 4:8)
- When we wake up He is still with us. (Psalm 139:18)
- He promises to never leave us or forsake us. (Deuteronomy 31:6)
- Even if our father and mother forsake us the Lord will not. (Psalm 27:10)
- He promises to be with us always, even until the end of the world. (Matthew 28:20)
- He is a very present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1)

- Our times are is in His hands. (Psalm 31:15)

- He is preparing a place in heaven for us. (John 14:2-3)
- He tells us we can’t even imagine the things He prepared for us. (1 Corinthians 2:9)

- He is with us even when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. (Psalm 23:4)
- He tells us not to be afraid. (Isaiah 41:10)
- He holds us by His right hand. (Psalm 73:23)
- Our deaths are precious in His sight. (Psalm 116:15)

- He is the lifter up of our head. (Psalm 3:3)
- He will receive us into glory. (Psalm 73:24)
- He will wipe every tear from our eyes. (Revelations 21:4)
- In His presence is fullness of joy. (Psalm 16:11)
- At His right hand are pleasures forevermore. (Psalm 16:11)


  1. Beautiful. ..thanks for gathering all these verses comforting to meditate on ... wishing you all His blessings.
    Was reading on your blog while I was checking to see if there was any update from your current tcs house guests....could you please give miss arianne a hug from her mama???? (If that's not too much to ask....;-) thanks....
    hopefully things are going well and everyone is helping out with all the extra busyness.... Jen J

  2. Beautiful once again Will.
    How did you come up with that list?
    I need to copy it, or try to compile my own!!!
    Wonderful meditation!

    Love Jenny