Nevertheless I am continually with Thee.
-Psalm lxxiii. 23
"Neverthelss,"- As if, notwithstanding all the foolishness and ignorance which David had just been confessing to God, not one atom the less was it true and certain that David was saved and accepted, and that the blessing of being constantly in God's presence was undoubtedly his... Believer, you are forced to enter into Asaph's confession and acknowledgment, endeavor in like spirit to say "nevertheless since I belong to Christ I am continually with God."
By this is meant continually upon His mind, He is always thinking of me for my good. Continually before His eye;- the eye of the Lord never sleepeth, but is perpetually watching over my welfare. Continually in His hand, so that none shall be able to pluck me thence. Continually on His heart, worn there as a memorial;... thy love is strong as death, many waters cannot quench it; neither can the floods drown it.
Surprising grace! Thou seest me in Christ, and though in myself abhorred, Thou beholdest me as wearing Christ's garments, and washed in His blood, and thus I stand accepted in Thy presence. I am thus continually in Thy favour- "continually with Thee." Here is comfort for the tried and afflicted soul; vexed with the tempest within... "Nevertheless"- O say it in thy heart, and take the peace it gives. "Nevertheless I am continually with Thee."