Day 3

God Is Omnipresent

from the Attributes of God reading plan

1 Kings 8:22-29, Psalm 139:7-12, Jeremiah 23:23-24, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 17:24-28

BY She Reads Truth

God is present everywhere in His creation but also above and beyond it. This remained true even as Jesus entered our world as a man and remains true as the Holy Spirit takes up residence within believers.

The Bible can be described as the story of God’s presence with His people. From walks in the garden with Adam and Eve to the incarnation to the gift of His Spirit at Pentecost, God was there. But the presence of God is not limited to any one location or situation.

Using a series of rhetorical questions, God outlines the all-encompassing nature of His omnipresence through the prophet Jeremiah:

“Am I a God who is only near… and not a God who is far away? Can a person hide in secret places where I cannot see him?… Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” (Jr 23:23–24).

These verses not only show that God is both near and far, filling the heavens and the earth, but that He is always with us. There is no escaping His presence. At first, we might find this truth unsettling, but when we understand God’s heart toward His people, we can find it comforting. We echo the words of the psalmist: “But as for me, God’s presence is my good” (Psalm 73:28).

God’s omnipresence means He sees us, knows us, is with us, and will never leave us. It’s a very practical truth because the greater our awareness of His presence, the more we live with a healthy fear of the Lord. We think twice before giving in to temptation, knowing our sins are not secret. We learn to go through our day with God, abiding in Him moment by moment. We find it a natural thing to pray constantly (1 Thessalonians 5:17), because He is always right there with us.

Upon completing His earthly ministry, and before ascending to heaven, Jesus promised His disciples He would send the Holy Spirit to them. His last words in the Gospel of Matthew are, “I am with you always, to the end of the age” (28:20). We experience Jesus’s constant presence through His Spirit, who lives in all believers. And one day, when Jesus returns, we will see Him not just with eyes of faith, but “face to face” (1 Corinthians 13:12).

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81 thoughts on "God Is Omnipresent"

  1. Tiffany G says:

    When I feel alone i have to remember he is with me. And when I feel like he doesn’t know what I’m feeling I have to remember he has never left my side

  2. Angie says:

    I’m a little late to this study but so glad I started it! Had some music on in the background while reading this tonight and just as I finished and was thanking God for always being near, Hills and Valleys by Tauren Wells came on, just solidifying that God is always with us, no matter if we are at a high and on a mountaintop in our spiritual journey, or if we are struggling with something in the valley, he never leaves our side. Praise God for his constant presence to guide us, comfort us, sustain us.

  3. Laura Hosking says:

    Literally just what I needed! My eating disorder mental battle flared up last night and this morning! And this is the reminder I needed!!!

  4. Maiya H says:

    Amen!!!! God walks with be moment by moment.

  5. Steph C says:

    God is always present with each of us. Every day. Everywhere. All the time. This can be terrifying. Or comforting. Threatening. Or reassuring. It all depends on how we see Him. What our relationship with Him is. He loves me. He redeemed me. He restored me. He is my God. And my Father. He delights in me and rejoices over me. But He is grieved by my sin. And distance grows between us when I try to hide. Oh Father, forgive me and restore me once again.

  6. Jessica Bergren says:

    This is such a comforting reminder as I’m dealing with grief. I feel alone a lot and I needed this reminder that I’m really not alone.

  7. Terrisa Stewart says:

    It is truly comforting to know that God is always with us. It can feel lonely because we cannot see Him physically but with our third eye, our eyes of faith, we come to know Him intimately as he intended.

  8. Katelyn Kenney says:

    Love that we’re all feeling our way towards God: stumbling and bumping into things but never without Him

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