(you have) covered us over with a deep darkness...
Why do you hide your face and
forget our misery and oppression?
Psalm 44:19, 24
In the dark, I can feel alone but my feelings offer no reliable confirmation that I actually am alone.
If someone tells me they are there, then I just have to trust they are. Accepting God's omnipresence is a matter of faith; it's that simple...and it's that hard.
Am I a God who is only close at hand? says the Lord.
"No, I am far away at the same time.
Can anyone hide from me in a secret place?
Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?"
says the Lord.
In Acts 17:28, Paul describes the ever present God this way:
In Him we live and move and exist.
Let's not trust our feelings today, but let's trust a God who cannot lie.
~ taken from day 1, week 3 of Jennifer Rothschild's Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn't Make Sense