If there is anything necessary to an individual sense of security, peace of mind, and satisfaction of soul it is, greater than all else, a sense of the Divine Presence, a realization that there is a power which knows, cares, and understands. Without this sense of security we feel lost.
… This is not an illusion, nor is it an intellectual weakness; it is a spiritual experience. And just as we have physical experiences so we may have spiritual ones.
We are to so completely sense this Presence that the heart will respond and the emotions acquiesce. Without such an emotional agreement, words are empty and ideas void of real meaning. …when this divine moment comes we are to leave everything else and flee into its loving embrace.
God Is, and the sooner we realize this truth the better for ourselves. In no way can we disrupt the harmony of the Divine Being, but we do disrupt our own harmony when we are out of line with Truth.
– excerpts from Ernest Holmes, “The Divine Presence,”
The Hidden Power of the Bible, 1929, edition of 2006.
The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.
The Bible, King James version
Now to him who is able to keep you from falling
and to present you before his glory without fault and with unspeakable joy,
to the only God, our saviour,
be glory and majesty, power and authority,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
before time was, now, and in all ages to come, amen.
The New Testament in Modern English
Revised Edition, translated by J. B. Phillips, 1972.