He has never failed me before, I trust He never will. He has given me strength to do the hard things. He was with me when my marriage failed and He restored it to something better than it ever had been before. He healed me from fibromyalgia. He got us through times when we had no money, no food in the house, no prospect of anything better. He was with me when I cared for my dad as he was dying. He helped me care for my mom for almost three years after one stroke and then another, and lung cancer and a fall that broke her leg. He is with me every day. Days when I don't feel well. Days when everything seems fine. Days when traffic gets to me and days when there is a song in my heart. He is always there. Always.
Today's post is not deep and heavy, it is just a reaffirming of how great our God is. How much He loves us, always. How much He cares for our well being, for every little thing we are going through. No matter how big or small, He carries us through it all. He cares when you can't pay the light bill. He cares when you stub your toe. He cares when you are washing the dishes or going about your day at work. He cares. And if you ever feel like He doesn't, remember that He cared enough to send the very best. No, not a Hallmark card...He sent His very own Son. Knowing the beginning from the end, knowing you and me before we were even formed, knowing it all, He gave His Son. Some days that is all I can hold on to. And you know, that is enough. I don't need Him to send miracles, signs and wonders...the greatest miracle is that I am His child. The greatest sign was that of the cross that bought redemption for me. The greatest wonder is that every day, day in and day out, He holds me in His hands. He holds me when I am broken, He holds me when I am confident, He holds me when I am hurting, He holds me when I am well. He holds me no matter what and He will never let me go. That to me is so astonishing. He will never leave me, nor forsake me, Hebrews 13:5. Psalm 86:15, But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness. Zephaniah 3:17, The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing. For God so loved the world (you), that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life, John 3:16. Romans 8:37-39, No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
HE LOVES US. Nothing and no one can take that away from us. I want you to know that, even on days when you are down. When you feel too exhausted to even lift your head, He is, according to Psalm 3:3, the lifter of your head. He is your hope. He is your joy on days when all you have is tears. He is that whisper in your soul when you feel unloved and forgotten. He is that embrace when you feel alone. He is your strength when you feel all strength is gone. He is your song when you can no longer hear the music. He is your all in all.
Even on days when you don't know up from down. When all seems hopeless and you can't seem to find your way. During those times when you have no words...He has already heard. He already knows. He is already with you. You see, you don't need all the answers. He is the answer. He always is and He always was. When I don't know how to put it into words, all I have to do is go back to what I do know. Jesus loves me, this I know, for the bible tells me so. It is written, it is done.