One of my favorite hymns is “In the Garden”. When I hear the chorus which says “He walks with me and he talks with me and he tells me I am his own,” I feel such comfort and peace.

But, sometimes during our trials and tribulations, it is hard to believe God is with us and that we are his own. During such times, it is not always easy to feel God’s presence nor hear his voice.

Yet, he is always there walking with us and helping us bare our loads. He is always talking to us, giving us comfort to soothe our souls and guidance to find our way. 

The problem is we are not always in the mindset to look for him beside us and hear his voice whispering to us.  Our loads get so heavy we lose focus of The Great I Am

But, no matter how hard it gets, we must keep looking and listening because he will keep walking and talking and it is only with his help and guidance that we will make the hard journey to life’s glorious end.

If you are going through a difficult time and find it hard to feel God’s presence, read the following scriptures and take them to heart. They each show that no matter what, God is by our side guiding and protecting us.

Yea, thou I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

 I will fear no evil; for thou art with me;

 Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.  Psalm 23:4 (KJV)

“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 dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,

Even there Your hand shall lead me,

 And Your right hand shall hold me.”  Psalm: 139:7–10 (NKJV)

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?6As it is written:

 “For Your sake we are killed all day long;

   We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 8:35 -39 (NKJV)