5 Gifts of God’s Presence

Do you want to enjoy the gifts of God’s presence?

We all long for God’s presence, we all need it. Sometimes it is tangible and we „feel” it, sometimes we don’t feel anything but we know He is with us, as He promised.

His presence is awesome, loving, glorious, and mysterious. Being in God’s presence is the highest good we can experience and the greatest blessing.

However, there are specific gifts and blessings related to God’s presence. Let’s explore together the gifts of God’s presence, based on Psalm 16.

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5 Gifts of God’s Presence

Psalm 16 is one of my favorite psalms because it expresses so well how I feel and think about God. Woven in this psalm, we can find several specific gifts that stem from God’s presence in our lives.

We receive these gifts when we make God and our relationship with Him, our highest priority and number one, as the psalmist declares:

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” (Psalm 16:2)

All good things in our lives come from the Lord. All our good is hidden in Him. He is the source of all our blessings.

Here are 5 specific gifts of God’s presence revealed in Psalm 16.

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#1 The Gift of God’s Protection

The first gift of God’s presence in our lives is the gift of God’s protection. The psalm starts with a request for protection.

“Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge.” (Psalm 16:1)

God’s presence means safety, security, a safe place, and a refuge. This is not a physical place we are hiding ourselves in, rather it is a spiritual place, a heavenly embrace.

Picture God’s eternal arms, lovingly embracing you when you feel stressed, worried, and even paralyzed with fear. His embrace means comfort, peace, and help.

In His arms, and under His protection, we can be at peace and feel at home, fully ourselves.

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#2 The Gift of Meaning and Purpose in Life

When we start a relationship with the living God, and He enters our hearts and lives through the Holy Spirit, our lives receive an eternal focus. God and His love give us meaning and purpose.

We live our days in eternity in mind. We have a mission and a calling. Nothing is in vain, even the mundane and the suffering. God invades every moment and gives it direction and purpose.

This is one of the most precious gifts we can enjoy when we make the Lord our portion. 

“Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.” (Psalm 16:5-6)

#3 The Gift of God’s Guidance

I love this gift. Every day, we are faced with a myriad of choices and decisions to make. Which way to go? Is this good for me? Which option is the better one?

It is so wonderful that we have the Lord as our guide, counselor, and instructor.

He has all the wisdom and knowledge and He knows best the plans He has for us and our lives. He can safely navigate us through every day when we heed His counsel.

“I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.” (Psalm 16:7)

#4 The Gift of Strength and Overcoming

There is another valuable gift that comes from God’s presence in our lives. This is the gift of supernatural strength that sustains us and helps us to overcome and endure hardships and suffering.

God’s presence sustains us and makes us stable and resilient so nothing can shake us. When we focus on the Lord and trust Him, He gives us the strength to stand and overcome.

“I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Psalm 16:8)

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#5 The Gift of Peace and Eternal Joy

We all want to be happy, to experience joy and pleasure because these emotions are like oxygen to our souls. God’s presence is this eternal and never-stopping source of happiness and pleasure for us.

We can delight every moment in His presence and we have the whole eternity to feel the pleasure of Him to the fullest.

“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.” (Psalm 16:11)

And while we are still on this earth, we can be glad and our bodies also can rest secure and be at peace because He gives us eternal life. (Psalm 16:9)

5 Gifts of God’s Presence – Printable

I have prepared a printable of the 5 special gifts of God’s presence based on Psalm 16. Click on the image to download it.

Searching God’s Presence and Enjoying Him

God’s presence is available to us all the time. His presence envelops us and indwells us.

But to enjoy Him and the gifts of His presence, we need intentionally to search for Him and connect with Him daily.

We can do this through Bible study, engaging in prayer, having fellowship with other believers, and doing God’s will. These are all powerful ways to draw near to God and enjoy Him.

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More Encouragement for You

If you need more resources and encouragement to help you abide in God’s presence and grow spiritually, I can highly recommend these books. Check them out.

Trusting God in All the Things: 90 Devotions for Finding Peace in Your Every Day by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk

Make Up Your Mind: Unlock Your Thoughts, Transform Your Life by Denise Dubois Pass and Michelle Nietert

Lean Into Grace by Stacey Pardoe

Hope for the Hard Days: 100 Encouraging Devotions by Sarah Geringer

Transforming Your Thought Life by Sarah Geringer

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero

Knowing God by J.I. Packer

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14 Replies to “5 Gifts of God’s Presence”

  1. Thank you for the reminder of these amazing 5 gifts of God’s presence. I especially appreciate the reminder of the gift of supernatural strength that sustains us.

    1. Thanks, Debbie! Yes, this is an amazing gift. I have experienced this strength many times in my life. Blessings to you

  2. Thank you for the reminders and the list of the gifts of God’s presence in our lives. The free printable is a great visual. I appreciate the inspiration and biblical wisdom!

  3. I really like how you found these 5 truths about God’ presence in Psalm 16 and really shared your heart! I’m going to print this out today!

  4. This was powerful for me to soak in today, friend! Thank you! And I appreciate the shout-out on Lean Into Grace! 🙂

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