I apologize for the late post today. To be honest, I haven’t felt much like writing for the last few days. I’ve been struggling with some things. I can’t tell you about them, because they involve other people and situations that aren’t mine to share; but I know you understand. We all deal with things–and some days are better than others.
As I’ve been spending time with the Lord in prayer and reading and trying to listen, I’ve been coming back to a song I love. Matt Redman sings it: “Never Once.” Here are some of the lyrics:
Standing on this mountaintop,
Looking just how far we’ve come,
Knowing that for every step
You were with us–
Kneeling on this battleground,
Seeing just how much You’ve done,
Knowing every victory
Was Your power in us.
Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say–
Yes, our hearts can say:
“Never once did we ever walk alone.
Never once did You leave us on our own.
You are faithful, God, You are faithful …”
Every step we are breathing in Your grace.
Evermore we’ll be breathing out Your praise.
You are faithful, God, You are faithful–
You are faithful, God, You are faithful.
God is faithful. I know this; I’ve experienced it. That doesn’t make the struggles go away; it doesn’t make the troubles disappear. But it does give hope in the midst of them.
I hope you aren’t struggling right now. I hope that all is well with you. But whether or not you face challenges at this moment, know that God is faithful, and He will be faithful. And it is when we walk through the difficult times with Him that we can look back and affirm, “Every step, we are breathing in Your grace. … God, You are faithful!”