Dwelling and Abiding

“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty” (Psa.91:1). The word dwell means to continually abide. Scriptures attest that God, the Lord, the Holy Spirit and His word continually abides in all believers “in Christ” (2 Cor.6:16). God dwells and abides:  In broken clay to make it again (Jer.18:4). In ashes to bring forth beauty (Isa.61:3). In pruned branches to bring forth much fruit (Jh. 12:24). In plowed sown fields to bring forth a harvest (Mark 4:8). In rain to bring forth flowers. In cut gems to make them more valuable. In bruised reeds to bring forth blessings (Isa.42: 3). In broken hearts to mend them (Psa.147:3). In pain to bring forth a pearl of great price (Matt.13:46). In the valley to bring forth lilies (SOS 2:1). In thorns to bring forth roses (2Cor. 12:7). In Scriptures to bring you hope (John 5:39). He dwells and abides in the Holy Spirit to comfort and correct you (Jh.14:26). God dwells and abides in us and we need to dwell and abide in Him. You may not see Him but He sees you. You may not hear Him, but He hears you. You may not feel Him, but He feels for you. Even though you cannot feel Him, see Him, or hear Him – He is still there dwelling with and within you. Even when He seems absent or silent He is still working. When you are not aware of Him He is aware of you. God dwells with you in all of your circumstances and situations. He dwells with you as you face all things. God dwells with you at all times and in all things to work all things together for your good and His glory. So for the time being, trust Him. He is there as He always dwells and abides with you. He may not still your storms, but He can still you in the storm. When you cannot see the hand of God, look for the heart of God – He is there. So rely on His promises and trust God. He has promised you eternal life which began from the time of your Christian birth (John. 10:28). You have never been alone. He has always been dwelling and abiding with you. He has promised that He will never, never leave or forsake you (Heb.13:5). – Never. Then as your life fades He is there in your absence at death and your presence in Heaven. “Absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord” (2Cor.5:8). God always dwells and abides with us, and one day we will dwell and abide with Him where there will be no more tears, sorrows or death (Rev.21:4). And one day we will eternally dwell and abide forever more and live happily ever after – The End

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