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Have you seen little children being reluctant to jump into the swimming pool, even when in the water their father is stretching his arms to catch them? We often behave the same way with our Heavenly Father!
When we face the unknown and we’re filled with anxiety, we too can be reluctant to make God our first resort. There are several reasons for this. There are times that we forget that God loves us and really cares for us. Other times we are too proud and think we can handle things on our own or put our trust on other people. Yet other times, we may feel that we can’t or don’t know how to pray for ourselves.
In the midst of his crisis, David came to the moment when he recognized his weakness and realized that God cared and was near to him. God is not far away, He is near to us in our most difficult times. What does it mean to draw close to God? It means that you are able to reach out to Him. You don’t need religious rituals, you don’t even have to know a lot of the Bible. You simply need to know there’s a God who loves you and cares about you. God promises in James 4:8 (NLT), “Come close to God, and God will come close to you.”
I encourage you today, just as David did in the terrible crisis he was facing in his life, to turn your attention away from your distress and say as he did, “The Lord is my Shepherd.”