“Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world” James 4:8, NLT.
When my husband and I are sitting on a sofa, and he is on one end and I’m on the other, I sometimes look at him and say, “Come over here. You feel distant.” And then there are times when I’m not talking or opening up to him. He’ll look at me and say, “Hey, what’s on your mind? You feel distant.” We as humans long to feel close to those we love, allowing nothing to come between us.
Maybe you are on the opposite of the couch in your heart and God is on the other. You want one thing, and He wants the other. Maybe you are not opening up to Him in prayer and not talking. Maybe everything feels confusing in your life right now, and you have no words left to say.
It’s not God that is distant. It’s you.
God is saying, “Come closer to Me. You feel distant. I can help you. I can be everything you need. This is not the time to distance yourself from Me. Draw near and receive My peace, My comfort, My grace and My love. I won’t turn you away.”
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for speaking to me. I am sorry for distancing myself from you. I come close right now, and I ask that you come close to me. I need you like never before. Wrap your arms around me and let me feel your presence. Touch my heart and my mind. Strengthen me, God as I draw close and open my heart to you. In Jesus name, Amen.
Penned by Kesha Trippett
40 thoughts on “Come closer.”
Thank you Father for speaking directly to my heart you know just what to say when I need to hear it I love you father with all my heart and soul in Jesus name amen and thank you for another wonderful day:-)*****
Won’t be under covers. Grace to draw closer daily Lord.
I just want to thank whoever is in charge of this app it is the best thing that has ever happened to me I am closer to God I have more confidence this app is just what I need it to draw closer to God and I say a special thanks to all of those that are involved and may God bless the work of your mind and hands in Jesus name amen.
Father, as I come closer to you I also need you to come closer I need your touch I need your spiritual presence so badly Lord Father I love you!!💓💓
I was soooo blessed by this message…..I sat at my desk at work and just wept. Thanks for the share and allowing God to use you as he is.
Please pray for me I’m struggling to stay alive,my self worth is diminished,I’m all alone in a marriage that shows no love just takes,takes takes there is no me,so please whatever I’m doing wrong,forgive me
Praying for you D, I know exactly how you feel, I turned my situation around my starting a ministry to help those in need, I don’t have time to think about lonliness, or feelings of being unloved, lean on Jesus He will guide you and be your husband.
I still struggle but I keep busy doing the Lords work and I’ve made so many new friends.
Be blessed and comforted in Jesus name.
Thank you Lord, for always being with me.
Is there a way y’all could make the Bible verse at the end of the devotion a hyperlink we could click on and it goes to that scripture? Maybe bible hub since it has more tools right there to deepen your understanding of the verse y’all mention. Thanks for considering! Keep up the great work!
Thank you Father God for keep me Closer to you Amen
Thank you Father God for letting me feel your love and grace in this time of grieving!! I felt the strength to go on inspite of my situation!! I felt like giving up but your spirit said I got you !!!!
Lord I give you all the praise! All the glory !!
Draw me nearer to you God; this’s my desire to be closer to you every step of the way. Amen 🙏
In Your Presence that’s where I belong in Your Presence that’s where I am strong O Lord my God. It’s inYour Presence that we are made whole, where we are who we really ought to be. Father draw us closer, we want to feel Your breath on our faces, Your arms around our hearts and bodies. Lift us up and carry us into Your chamber where Your Peace and Love fills us and restores all that is broken and worn down by own efforts. Show us and teach us how to enter Your rest, where we just flow like liquid to the way of Your will. Hold us, comfort us, we are Yours forever and ever to please You, to yield to Your command. How prescious are Your ways, how marvelous are the works of Your hands. You are the Potter we the clay, mold us and make us into Your special image we pray…..
Amen so beautifully written and true truly blessed by your words Zebi
Draw me closer to you and please Father never let me go because I cannot stand the distance. It feels lonely and scary sometimes , but thank you Father for always making me know that You very near me and You have me wrapped up inside of You Lord. I thank You and I bless Your Mighty name in Jesus name I pray Amen !! God bless you woman of God.
Amen… Thank you father God for accepting me back when i went away from time to time you were always Close to me at all times. Forever and today i come CLOSER than ever to be with the lover of my soul, my way maker, my provider, my Everything. Psalms 91.. Forever
In theses trying times today we really need the ONE AND ONLY …. THE HOLY SPIRIT TO GUIDE, & HIDE, REVEAL.. THIS SITE IS A CONSTANT AND DAILY BOOST FOR OUR LIVES TO LEAD US TO IN THE RIGHT WAY THAT OUR FATHER WANTS US TO GO ..STAY ENCOURGAGED SISTERS . WHATEVER YOU’RE GOING THROUGH IS NO COMPARISON TO THE PRICE GOD PAID FOR OUR SINS.. PRAISE GOD. ALWAYS💕💕💕💕💕BLESS THAT CONTINUE SHOWING FAVOR WITH THIS WEBSITE. IN JESUS NAME..AMEN
Amen and amen
Father I feel closer and closer to you every day. I pray that you bring the ones close to me closer to you. Show them the way.. Amen!!!
ALL I WANT IS TO BR IN HIS PRESENC. THERE ARE WEEKS THAT I AM INTO HIS WORD AND PRAYER AND TBEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IM ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THST COUCH…ITS NOT THE FIRST TIME THIS HAPPENS. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT IM TELLING MYSELF AND YOU SAY YOU LOVE THE LORD,YOU HAVEN’T SEEKED HIM IN 2 WEEKS. ..GOD KNOWS MY HEART BUT I WANT TO KNOW HIM..HOW DO I GET THERE AGAIN HOW DO I NOT ALLOW MYSELF TO NOT GO THROUGH THESE PHASES?…
I get ya I stand in agreementplease come ccloser reveal yourself as we reveal ourselves. Thank you. lord as we abide in you you abide in us
Holy Father I give you my heart my sins my faith my family my life to you you are my salvation you are wonderful In Jesus name pray
Lord keep me close Amen
Draw me close to you my father as I draw close to you. I lay down my life to you. Here is my heart Lord take my hand and lead me into your perfect will for my life. Jehova Shalom.
Ive been feeling so,so distant from God, like theres something blocking our relationship, its funny this is the devotion for today! Lord, i ask that what ever is blocking us you would remove or show me too remove in jesus name Amen
Thanks you Father for giving me what I need even when I don’t know I need it. Thank you for talking to me when u see me drawing nearer or becoming distant. Thank you for teaching and reminding me everyday that when troubles come I need to drawer nearer and allowing my spirit to obey, in turn, heartening not my heart !! Amen!!
Thank you Jesus! I appreciate each daily guide of help given to help me with this walk. Please pray with me for my understanding of being able to help others a long my journey.
Yes and amen
Thank you God for me coming closer to you in what I go through, I can’t do it alone. Thank you for always being close to me. In Jesus Name Amen.
Praise the Lord of my life I am so grateful for DAUGHTERS OF THE KING DAILY PUBLISHINGS. They are always right on point with the events of my life😇😇’s you are to me.
Grateful I am.
I always look forward to the pictures with your word declarations and prayers. Lord as I. Yeild myself to you yeild yourself to me. I thank you praise and worship you Lord for your goodness and mercy for your presence your extreme GLORY FIRE interpretations and our intimate timess together. Forgive me when I am far and distance , caught up in sin or the world, choked out by the cares of this life, distractions, hurts. , pains trials and tribulation, just plain busyness, exhaustion and fatigued. Thank you for your patience and love you get my attention one way or another ,I truly am grateful for our time your word your PRSENCE redeem all hold me close heal my land . lord I seek you 1st then my day begins whatever that looks like. I thank you for your TIMING , it might look to others like missed opportunities or wasted time but its in your presence all is well with my soul.its your strategic timing that all things come together its in your presence I get the strength to go on, battle more demons and every daylife right now. To trust you 100% with my life its issues. Your perfect peace through it all.
LORD…💭You Know I AM HERE and I know YOU ARE TOO…💯💯 but YOU know WE likes to be helded a Lil tighter… 🙋🙆🙏🙏And a Lil while longer!!! THANK YOU FATHER GOD for the LOVE❗💪💘💪 WE REST IN YOU☝ GRACE WINS🎁🎀🎉🎉🎉👐👏👏👏📖🎈🎆🎇🎉🙌🙋🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏DOTK👑I LOVE YALL❗😘😘😘Ty🌷🌹🌸🌺💞💟
Yes Lord, I need you close to me! Loving the images with the devotionals DOTK! Have a wonderful day!
Amen i am coming closer Lord 💕❤😃💃
Amen and Thank you Lord.
Father God we thank you for this app & the right people you chose to teach us according to your will. I thirst for your Word & drink unto thy well. May the Lord be gracious unto you. Amen.