The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit. Psalms 34:18 NKJV
The phrase “objects in the mirror are closer than they appear” is a safety warning that is required to be engraved on passenger’s side mirror of motor vehicles. Most of us are aware of this safety warning. But what is this safety warning got to do with the Bible or our lives? Sounds strange and absurd isn’t it?
Well, dear brothers and sisters let us not forget that God’s word is like a mirror- (James 1:23-24.) While we use a mirror to assess our external appearance and flaws, so must we use God’s word (mirror) to evaluate ourselves, for it is in His word shall we see a reflection of our inner being.
It is no secret that there is power in His word. God is above the dimension of time and therefore His word shall not pass away with time. And so the bible is a love story, where God and omnipresence through out the story reflects His agape love for His creation. Relating His presence to the object that appears in the mirror, God is very clear about His children and their struggles being covered by His inextinguishable power, a source that will never fail us.
This is the kind of assurance we all need to feel during our trials and this assurance is ever present as God is aware of everything we go through and He is closer to our hearts than He appears. All we have to do is remain in Him and His word.