James 4:8, NIV: Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

“Come unto me,” He says, “and I will…” And He will! He will give you rest. He will strengthen you, and uphold you. He will show you wonderful things you do not know. He will demonstrate again and again His unending love for you. He will, and He will. Come near to God, and He will come near to you. The closer we come to God, the more we feel the wonders of His grace, His blessings, and His presence. We come near, and we hear His voice more clearly with each passing day. We come near, and our faith becomes substance, and the troubles of this world fade in comparison to His provision. With all the wonderful things He has for us, it is baffling that we often do not draw near, but trust our own reason, ability and understanding. Don’t delay any longer—draw near, and He will…