There it is, right in front of you, right beside you. Do I mean the sunset? No, I mean the Grand Canyon. This picture was taken right at the edge of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the most awesome canyon on earth, and we can't see it. You have to take my word for it that the entire bottom half of the photograph includes the Grand Canyon with its wondrous features. The same can be said for the presence of our Lord; He is always with us, as David says above, but He is not visible. The question is, "Do I really believe that He is there even if I can't see Him?" That's why it's called faith. I must have faith that my Lord is with me always. How do I know that He is there? First of all, He says He is always there, and His word is His bond. If it isn't true, He doesn't say it. Second, when I have really needed Him, He has done something that lets me know that He is there. He brought my wife back from the brink of death in 2011. In the same situation, He kept her from having a tracheotomy by a means I wouldn't have believed, and I'm sure some of you won't believe it even if I tell you. The day she was to have the tracheotomy, the gas line to the operating room broke; they couldn't sterilize their equipment, so no operations were performed. The next day, Norma began to breathe better, and the trach was not needed. If you ask me if God is there even though we can't see Him, my answer is a resounding, YES!
"I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me." (NLT)