Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your Presence? If I ascend into heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. If I take the wings of the morning, and swell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,” even the night shall be light about me; indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, but the night shines as the day; the darkness and the light are both alike to You (Psalm 139:7-12).

David, in Psalm 139:7, says to the Lord, “Where can I go from Your Spirit?” This is a man who knew connection, who knew union. You have to know connection and union. Having become one with God through Jesus, we will not be separate from Him. I do not have a relationship with God that is “on” today and “off” tomorrow. God is not that kind of a Person; God is not that kind of Being- “on” today, “off” tomorrow because He is angry with you. That is a human emotion. He is not frustrated with you or disappointed in you. He is never angry at you. God does not hate you-ever! He hates sin because it will separate you from Him. I am NOT advocating sin, and if you plan to sin you have a big problem, mostly in your understanding of who God is, what He wants for you, and how He will bring about what is the very best for you. If you think that sin can bring you happiness or fulfillment, you are like the prodigal who was eventually reduced to eating with the pigs but who finally came to his senses, recognizing that there was nothing like what his father had for him. There is nothing like what the Father has for you, and you will not find it in the pigpen!

Yet, even if you are in the middle of sin, God loves you and hates sin, which separates you from Him, and He pursues you. He does something that is amazing and awesome- even beyond awesome! As it were, allow me to use an analogy: He takes His grace, He balls it up, and He throws it into that pile where you are, and even in the midst of your sin and degradation, you begin to feel life. It is because He proves His desire for you by His pursuit of you. You and I were wallowing in the mire. We were without strength, and we had no ability. In due time, Christ died, not for the righteous, but for the ungodly. He died for people who did not have the ability to cry out or to care to cry out… and He gave us that ability. He is a great God whose love is relentless!

Jesus Christ walks to you in your distress, in your trouble, in your tiredness, in your inability to go forward, and He gives you His strength, His hope, His hand. He will get you to the other side. He will make a way where there seems to be none. He is a wonderful, loving Savior!