Safe Place with Ruth Graham

Safe Place with Ruth Graham

How Do We Experience God?

H0w do I know personally when God is present with me or that I am personally in the presence of God? Both objectively and subjectively.

I know God’s presence by faith. I don’t always FEEL it. Far from it – sometimes I FEEL as if He is absent and I get angry with Him. I know He is bigger than my anger and questions. I have only to look at Job’s life or Jeremiah’s. Even Jesus’ life. They had questions and anger towards God. But bottom line – they trusted. They are an example for us. I trust His word (the Bible) and His promises.

Sometimes I do not feel God’s presence in my life  but He can silent when I ask for direction. I have faith that answers will come in His time – not mine. And in His way – He will make them known to me. It is faith. He is there whether I feel it or not. God promises that He will never leave me or forsake me. It isn’t about feelings but the fact of His promises. I stand on those facts.


Not easy. I tend to be impatient but God has taught me a lot about just being still and letting Him be God. (In my life, I made horrible mistakes not waiting on God.)

Others may put it this way, “Things happen as they are supposed to.” I agree but I believe that the hand of God orchestrates it all – even to the last detail. It isn’t fate or karma. It is God’s design for his child who has placed his/her faith in Him. I know He loves me and has good things planned for me so I can quit trying to control things. And when I fail miserably, I know He has the power to take my mistakes and redeem them for His glory.

I have only to look at my own life to know the truth of that.

I think gratitude has a lot to do with sensing His presence.


I am also aware that God uses real people in my life to make me aware of His presence. Sometimes even animals! It may be a word that hits me at a particular moment, a sermon I feel is just for me, a cat that curls up behind my neck purring when I am about to “lose it”, many different moments and things…

Being in nature…for me it is the beach…you sense God majesty. Some may say that it’s “just beauty”. For a child of God it is more than that. It is a glimpse of God and an experience in His presence.

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