The distance around the entire city will be 6 miles.[a] And from that day the name of the city will be ‘The Lord Is Present.”
The names of God reveal His character. They tell us what He is like and the amazing truth about that is that He does not change. The Hebrew word Shammah means that God is there - He is present.
I love that truth. You may feel like God has forgotten you. Many of us if we were asked might not want to admit that we sometimes do feel like God has forgotten about a bit of our lives where we really need to see something shift or change. He never leaves you though. In your very worst moments, in the secret sins that no one else sees, when you doubt, get upset, lack faith and all the rest He is right there for you. He is always there for you. Your failure does not surprise Him & definitely does not put him off.
His love is constant. People will come & go. Their love will often be conditional but His love never is. Thank him today that He is always with you. He never has left you and will never forsake you. His love is surrounding you and holding you at this very moment. What an amazing Saviour we have. I am so grateful today that God is present - every minute, every hour, every day.