For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to give strong
support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him.

2 Chronicles 16: 9

There are many people who claim that God is either passive or non-existent, that He has
no relevance in this world, and that He is unnecessary. Others believe that the
only god that anyone needs is to be found inside of themselves; thus, each
individual is the master of his own universe and is totally equipped
to do and to handle everything alone. I find all of these perspectives to
be frightening, incredibly lonely, and disastrously wrong. I have learned that
my strongest and most capable times are ones when I am yielding my will to
God’s and when I allow Him to work with and through me. It is also true that
God doesn’t just passively wait for things to happen; He is with me, He goes
before me, and He protects my back. The Lord is a very real presence throughout
my world for every hour of each day.

Now consider what it means to be blameless. I am not close to perfect, and my heart
is certainly not always aligned with God’s will. Too much of the time my
thoughts and actions are no where near to righteous; yet, I know that God sees
me as blameless, as forgiven of everything. Jesus has paid for all of my evil
ways, and God sees Christ’s perfection when He looks at my weakness. The
Spirit of Christ goes with me through everything and guides me toward His will,
and His will is perfect, too.

Perhaps the most important word in this ancient verse is “strong”, for that
is what God brings to me. He gives me strength, He makes my frail will mighty,
and He gives my cloudy thinking clarity. There is no partial or conditional
involvement from the Lord. He is fully invested in our lives, and He
is totally committed to us forever. Grant God access to your heart, to
your concerns, and to your plans; He will continually fill you with His