The Nearness of God

The Nearness of God, a collection of devotionals created to pass God's truth forward, shows you how to put His Word and love into action!

Sandra Wade has known Jesus as her Savior since she was a young girl, but in 2014, following a year of treatments for cancer, she found herself in a place of glorious solitude with Jesus. She had overcome disease by God’s healing hand and the vessels He used to heal her. She had laid cancer at the cross and allowed Jesus to carry her on her journey. Guided by the Holy Spirit, she found love, forgiveness, and every form of healing imaginable. She was hearing God and receiving God’s Word in her heart, learning how to put His Word and His love into action.

In her older age, God once again called her into service, and she said yes. In Hebrews 13:16, we are told, “And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.” She began to write and e-mail the messages He was both giving and teaching her—starting small at first when a friend requested she send devotionals to her daughter and then growing as the Lord brought her others to share with. This book is a collection of those devotionals in an effort to pass His truth forward.

The Nearness of God is our good, and God upholds us in His righteous right hand—a place He longs for us all to be.

But as for me, the nearness of God is my good;
I have made the Lord GOD my refuge,
That I may tell of all Your works.
—Ps. 73:28

Sandra Wade

Sandra Wade

Sandra grew up in her father’s hometown of Fulshear, Texas, where she acquired a great love for horses and began working cows with her father. She attended Dallas Fashion Merchandising College (now known as the Art Institute of Dallas) and put this degree to use during the 1970s as an interior decorator. Sandra met her husband of 28 years, Delbert R. Janik, in 1988, and they reside on a peaceful, small ranch in Lavaca County, Texas. She is grateful for God, her ancestors, her family, her friends, and all those who have played a part in developing her to be the person she is today.