Now Here

And blessed is she who believed that what was spoken to her by the Lord would be fulfilled. Luke 1:45

His presence is with you right now.

Regardless of what you’re facing today, know that He overshadows you with Himself. He is for you. His love will never stop. He is with you, even during the most horrendous times, and His love and grace will strengthen you and get you through.

He is forever faithful. Don’t judge His nearness by what you feel. Take a deep breath and believe He is there. Allow His love to consume you and to absorb every thought, feeling, and emotion that overwhelms you.

His peace doesn’t make sense–it’s beyond understanding. When you live in the awareness of His overshadowing presence, there’s a silent conversation continually happening between you and Him.

Prayer doesn’t always vocalize itself; you simply become prayer. You live in a state of constant communion with the Lord that is deep and real, even if neither of you speak.


Father, consume me with this love that melts my thoughts into yours. I want to become so aware of your overshadowing presence that I can sense you everywhere I go. Flood me with your grace, so I can face every situation with peace and confident trust. You are with me and for me, and you will never let me go.

Brian and Candace Simmons

From devotional STREAMS IN THE DESERT:

My words shall be fulfilled in their season (their fixed appointed time) (Greek, Luke 1:20).

There shall be a performance of those things
That loving heart hath waited long to see;
Those words shall be fulfilled to which she clings,
Because her God hath promised faithfully;
And, knowing Him, she ne’er can doubt His Word;
“He speaks and it is done.” The mighty Lord!

There shall be a performance of those things,
O burdened heart, rest ever in His care;
In quietness beneath His shadowing wings
Await the answer to thy longing prayer.
When thou hast “cast thy care,” the heart then sings,
There shall be a performance of those things.

There shall be a performance of those things,
O tired heart, believe and wait and pray;
At eventide the peaceful vesper rings,
Though cloud and rain and storm have filled the day.
Faith pierces through the mist of doubt that bars
The coming night sometimes, and finds the stars.

There shall be a performance of those things,
O trusting heart, the Lord to thee hath told;
Let Faith and Hope arise, and plume their wings,
And soar towards the sunrise clouds of gold;
The portals of the rosy dawn swing wide,
Revealing joys the darkening night did hide.

—Bessie Porter

Matthew Henry says: “We must depend upon the performance of the promise, when all the ways leading up to it are shut up. ’For all the promises of God in him are yea (yes), and in him Amen (so be it), unto the glory of God by us.’ (2 Cor. 1:20).

“If you can’t see His way past the tears, trust His heart.”
― Charles Spurgeon

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