The Presence of Jesus


Being unable to get to Him because of the crowd, they removed the roof above Him; and when they had dug an opening, they let down the pallet on which the paralytic was lying.

– Mark 2: 4

How did you find Him?

I was sitting in my little cabin in the woods. It was August 2015. I was mentally preparing myself to head back to teaching full time, and I was sad. Incredibly sad. I hated teaching, hated that I had gotten myself into it, oh so many years ago, and I was looking for a way out.

So I googled, “How to find your calling.”

Yes, I really did.

And, you may not find it hard to believe that my google search led me nowhere.

At the same time, a Facebook friend shared a post from She Reads Truth. I read their daily reading that day, and the next day, and the… From day one, I was hooked.

I’ve since moved away from She Reads Truth, but I haven’t moved away from Him. Six months have passed since I unsuccessfully found my calling through Google, but I still start my day with a good cup of coffee (or two) and His word. I haven’t found a way out of teaching – I think maybe it is His calling for me, at this time – but I have found something far greater. I have found Him.

I’d love to hear your story. How did you find the presence of Jesus?


4 thoughts on “The Presence of Jesus

    1. I know what you mean. This has been a good week with Him, but some days feel like two steps back. On days when I struggle in feeling His presence, I remind myself to trust that it’ll return, because it always does.


  1. I love your story!
    For me it was hearing a talk in church as a child. I don’t remember anything that was said but I remember feeling like the things I’d heard about Jesus somehow clicked together and made sense. I went home and prayed to him and, although I didn’t understand it all, I knew he was with me at a time when otherwise I felt confused and alone.

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    1. I’m so glad that you remember the feeling, Carly. I didn’t experience that as a child, but I do believe He reached out to me on multiple occasions. I absolutely needed Him, but was way too scared to act on it. I’m glad it clicked for you then, and I’m glad it finally clicked for me, too.

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