Always By My Side
Most of what I write is done on my phone with one hand while laying on my side. Once again I’m in my way too regular position. My nerves are flaring, my body is aching and I’m just a shell of my used to be self. Had I not been here well over a thousand times before I would think I needed urgent care. Hate to say it but I’m beyond used to this valley and wondering if things will ever change. I know things can be much better, but only God knows if this thorn in my flesh with ever go away this side of Heaven.
In the meantime, I take great comfort in a few things. One, I’m believing that God is using my nonstop discomfort to encourage someone through their struggle. Two, I’m believing that God is using this valley to develop me into the man of faith He has called me to be. Finally, I’m believing that God is still by my side every step of the way.
How can I not believe the latter of these three. If God’s not been by my side, then why has my life not fallen completely apart? If God’s not been by my side, then why have I not fallen completely apart? If God’s not been by my side, then why do I still feel His peace, purpose, and promise? I can tell you why my friends. God will never abandon one of His children. He will comfort, strengthen, and carry us all even in the darkest of valleys. Please trust every word I say because God’s proven this to me over and over again.
“So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6