Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Word-Filled Wednesday ~#118~ Never Forsaken
I will praise You, O LORD, with all my
I will tell of all Your wonders.
I will be glad and rejoice in You;
I will sing praise to Your Name,
O Most High . . .
The LORD is a refuge for the oppressed,
a stronghold in times of trouble.
Those who know Your Name will trust
for You, LORD, have never forsaken
those who seek You.
Sing praises to the LORD, enthroned in
proclaim among the nations what
He has done."
Why is it that we sometimes doubt the Lord's presence in our daily lives ~ that He might be working in the lives of others, but not in mine?
Is it because we can't see Him with our human eyes? Is it because we can't reach out and touch Him, rap our arms around Him in big bear hug?
In the Heavenly realm, tangible isn't everything. Just because we can't SEE God doesn't mean He isn't right beside us. Just because we can't physically FEEL His touch doesn't mean He's not right there keeping us safe from harm or comforting our broken heart.
Whenever you doubt God's presence in your life, ask yourself, "When WASN'T He with me?"
I can tell you when God was with me . . .
He was with me as I took my firsts breaths. He was with me when He made the decision that take my twin sister to Heaven, because of a Dr's accident during delivery, and for me to stay here.
He was with me when He blessed me with my wonderful parents. I didn't realize others didn't have loving parents until, in 3rd grade, a sweet little friend of mine showed me the marks from the beating her father had given her in a drunken rage. I realized that I was blessed.
He was with my friend and I, when I was about 8 or 9 years old, when we saw an angel in the clouds. We were just swinging on my backyard swingset and looked up and there it was . . . and it was gone. We both saw it.
He was with me even during terrible decisions I made as a teen and young adult. He let me suffer the consequences of my sin, but He was there as He loved and protected me from real harm.
He was with me when I gave my life to Him. He led me to strong, caring Christian friends who became my second family and to a truly Bible believing, Bible teaching church and a couple to disciple me in the Word.
He was with me when I was introduced to THE Man who would become my husband. He was there throughout our relationship and as my Daddy put my hand into his.
He was with me when our sweet Jessica left us to go back to Himself. His presence was almost tangible as we held her for the last time. In the crushing sadness of it all, He put worship songs in my broken heart as a balm and He drew THE Man and I closer together, in Him, so that our grief wouldn't tear us apart.
He was with me when we lost two other sweet babies before they were born. He carried me through the trauma and the healing.
He was with me when our other dear daughters were born. He celebrated with us.
He was with us as we lost our parents. Holding the dear hands that had held us and loved us throughout our lives. He became our Father of the fatherless. (Psalm 68:5)
Good AND bad~ no matter what ~ when has He NEVER been with us? He has NEVER left our side.
. . . And He will NEVER leave yours.
Blessings from Ohio . . . Kim<><