Always There

My God is awesome, He parts the red sea, just for me. My God is amazing, He healed me when I was sick, strengthened me when I was weak. My God helped me overcome the giant, defeat the lion and take down the bear. My God never lets me down.

No matter how the world pushes me, my God gives me the strength to push back. My God has never failed me nor His people, and He never will.

My God pours into me when the world drains me. My God tells me I can when the world says I can’t. My God has put a path before me that I don’t always see but I know is straight and will lead me to where I am destined to go. My God sees the whole picture when I only see a piece.

When I don’t understand, my God gives me knowledge. When I can’t take another step, my God carries me until I can walk. When I can’t breath, my God fills my lungs. When I feel defeated, my God fills me with hope. When I cry, my God wipes away my tears. When I scream, my God listens to my words. When I need a hand, my God extends His. When I need advice, my God provides guidance. When I have lost my sight, my God gives me vision. When I am lost, my God makes a way. Through the wilderness and the desert, my God makes a way.

I don’t pretend to understand this world, recognize where I am always going. I won’t lie to you and say this life is easy or the battles simple. I can’t honestly tell you that there’s never been a time when I’ve questioned God, that I’ve never been angry with Jesus or confused with the Holy Spirit. There have been times, more than I like to admit, when I ran from Him, turned from Him, felt hurt because of Him. I didn’t want to hear His voice or give Him mine. There have been days, weeks, months even, when I didn’t think I could talk to Him due to my confusion and frustration, anger and hurt.

But, my God always waited patiently for me to come back to Him. No matter how far I ran, when I turned, He was right there waiting for me.

So, my God is amazing, incredible, wonderful, glorious, lovely, holy, mighty. Through it all, my God is always there, and for that reason, my God is awesome.

Isaiah 43 2

Author: Lydia Barbara

I am a woman standing on the Word, believing in its infallibility and knowing I am all that God says I am.

2 thoughts on “Always There”

  1. Magnificent. And I just sent your beautiful words to a beloved doctor, an agnostic, who is suffering terribly over the loss of his wife and best friend. He is so close… so very close…. He says he draws strength from my words as I periodically share scripture and has not shut me out. I pray your magnificent words will add the hope, and the weight, that brings him to his knees and to Christ.

    Thank you for sharing your heart! ❤️ Your words fit most believers I think….they surely fit my years of leaving and returning, again and again. Thank God for His steadfastness!

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    1. Thank you!
      I hope your friend can come to realize that his wife is in the most amazing place, happier than she has ever been, and wouldn’t come back even if she had a choice. She is with Jesus, no better place to be! “For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Phil 1:21). Keep being a woman standing, thank you again for this comment!

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