He is With Me Still
As I sit and wait for the morning sun
I’m given time to contemplate
God speaks in the midst of a world in complete turmoil
I’m challenged by what I hear
I walk on the paths through our woods
I listen to a song that asks the most important question
Is He Worthy?
Walking in confidence that Jesus is there for me
Looking through the trees that beckon me
I hear the music in my heart
The water flowing over the stones of life
Whispering and shouting the symphony God is creating just for me
I smile, as the sun peaks through the leafless trees.
My shadow is before me as I walk with the sun at my back
I see new life starting to burst forth before me
So many shades of green, so many flowers coming up out of the ground
Filled with colors impossible to duplicate
Because they are designed by God himself
For me to enjoy
Even the stones in the path glow with joyful glitter
As I continue to walk along the path of life
No matter what was behind me, no matter the losses
I can see God pulling me forth, gently, yet ever so sweetly,
And with sincere determination, all I want is to know God
To know His worthiness, to know my smallness, to seek His great plan
Our world crumbles around us, yet God still IS!
He never leaves us, He is always watching, always caring, always there
I deserve not one moment of His time, yet He is there
As I continue to walk, with a song in my heart, mind and body
Every step of the way, the intensity of the song pounds in my heart
I want it to never end, I want it to drown out the unwanted noise outside
Every moment of every day and night, He is there with me
The frustrations of life pound at my door
But even still, He is there to
He made me! And He grows me! And He loves me!
What more do I need?
I long to share His great love with those around me
Some respond, some resist, some in despair, some in disrepair
How can I tell them that God is here for them just as much as He is here for me?
Will they listen?
Each night I pray that God will be the Lord of my dreams
Somehow, they threaten my joy,
But when I reach out to God, the fears float away
Each new day, I pray for God to lead my steps
As I ponder a new day of hope and promise
I know I cannot do this on my own
Even though the troubles hit me in my face
Illness, death, sorrows, uncertainty, unplanned dismay
“It’s only your temporary home!” says He who made me
I have a choice!
Do I hang onto fear or do I move forward with hope and joy?
Getting back to the song, Is He Worthy?
Yes, my heart shouts, “He is most certainly worthy!”
He alone holds the key to my safety
Truth be told, when we seek to follow in the path He has laid before us
Whatever happens, He is walking with me on this path.
For I am never alone! He’s with me still