Father God, I bring my precious reader before Your throne of grace. Many are the afflictions of Your children. There is job loss, illness, despair, brokenness…all the results of a fallen world. But You, Lord are the Great God. You have not abandoned us to the whims of the enemy. You are with us and You are for us. Though we are in this world, we are not of it. We do not live by its standards. We choose to live by Yours. Guide us, Lord. Lead us with Your strong arm. Give us the wings of eagles to rise above the storms and peer down upon the chaos from Your heights. Hide us beneath the shadow of Your wings – comfort us in Your place of refuge. We love You Lord. We stand amazed at Your goodness – Your faithfulness. Thank You for Your faithfulness to Your children. You are an awesome God. We bow before You in adoration and in recognition of Your holiness. Blessed be the Name of the Lord! 

“Oh My child, I have loved you with an everlasting love. 
With the strong cords of My faithfulness I have bound Myself to you. Throughout all the days of your sojourn, I have been deeply concerned for you, never turning My attention from you. 

“Darkness may have pressed around your soul, 
but I was near at hand. The night of affliction may obscure your vision, but the night and the day are both alike to Me. When you pass through the waters, I am with you. Whether you see Me or not, I am at your side. Though at times you feel only aloneness, My hand is upon you, My arm encircles you, and My heart is touched by your need.” 
~ Come Away My Beloved *

When the nights of struggle obscure our vision, the reality of God’s Presence doesn’t change. His Presence isn’t hinged on our circumstances. He is with us always –in the good times; in the bad. In the peaceful places; in the chaos. God never changes. He is the constant in an ever-changing world. His Word is Truth regardless of what erupts around us. We can trust that His hand is upon us, His arm encircles us, and His heart is touched by our need. Always.

“God is our refuge and strength, 
a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear.” ~ Psalm 46:1

*Frances J. Roberts, Come Away My Beloved (Uhrichsville, Ohio: Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2002), p.221
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