“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark,
you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off.
You sit still and trust the engineer.”
~ Corrie Ten Boom
Where are You, God? It is so dark, I can’t see You. I feel so lifeless, I can’t feel You. Are You still with me?
Do you ever feel this way? It’s scary, isn’t it?
I sometimes wonder… Does God wait to send us comfort because He wants us to learn to trust Him even in the dark? To trust more in the immovable truth of His faithful character? To trust He is watching over us even when we don’t feel it?
In the dark nights of our souls
We want to remember Your promises
Promises of Your omnipresence
You are everywhere present
We want to have peace in the knowing
Even when we’re in the dark
Even when we can’t feel Your presence
You are a faithful God
You will never abandon us
No matter what we do or don’t do
No matter what we feel or don’t feel
Promises of God’s Presence
I Am WITH you. "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Matthew 28:20) I Am BEFORE you. "It is the Lord who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed." (Deuteronomy 31:8 AMP) I Am BEHIND you. "Then the angel of God, who had been traveling in front of Israel’s army, withdrew and went behind them. The pillar of cloud also moved from in front and stood behind them, coming between the armies of Egypt and Israel. Throughout the night the cloud brought darkness to the one side and light to the other side; so neither went near the other all night long." (Exodus 14: 19-20) I Am UNDER you. "The eternal God is your refuge, and His everlasting arms are under you." (Deuteronomy 33:27 NLT) I Am IN you. "My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galations 2:20 NLT) I Am ABOVE you. "Who then will condemn us? No one— for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and He is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us." (Romans 8:34 NLT) I Am BESIDE you. "For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." (Isaiah 41:13) I SURROUND you. "For You are my hiding place; You protect me from trouble. You surround me with songs of victory." (Psalm 32:7 NLT) I Am EVERYWHERE. "Am I a God who is only close at hand?" says the Lord. "No, I am far away at the same time. Can anyone hide from Me in a secret place? Am I not everywhere in all the heavens and earth?" says the Lord. (Jeremiah 23:23-24 NLT)
by Laura Story
“Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy,
fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives,
filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit,
will brim over with hope!”
(Romans 15:13 The Message)