On every side of you is the tender care of God.
What does this mean in the practical? It means that in everything you do - in every project, daily task, in the common menial routines of life, in the busiest of days when too much is asked of you, when the children are running around your feet, when a loved one is very ill, or even when suffering through bereavement, you will find Him there taking care of you.
There will not be a corner of your life which is bereft of His presence. How comforting to know that He is everywhere!
Today as you go about your day, from the moment you waken until you close your eyes at night, in every small task the Unseen will be watching over you, caring for you. You may not always be aware of Him, but He is always aware of you.
There are moments throughout our lives when we are conscious of His presence. Times when we can be overwhelmed by His nearness but there are times when we simply forget. We forget to be conscious of His presence. We forget He loves us. We forget He has promised to watch over us on every side.
We need to practice His presence. He doesn’t need to be reminded to love us but we need to train ourselves to love Him and to be conscious of His presence all the time.
“All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.”
1 Corinthians 13:12 NLT
One day we shall know Him even as we are known. Then we won’t need little prompts or reminders to remember His kindness to us. We will know and love and we will sing:
‘Your loving kindness is better than life.’ Psalm 63:3 NKJV
For He has taken care of us on every side.