(Yes, I know it’s Friday. Thursday got away from me too quickly.)
Thursday morning I woke up with this song running through my head.
The video is quite a bit heart wrenching in itself, but the chorus just grabs me.
I believe always, always
Our Savior never fails
Even when all hope is gone
God knows our pain and his promise remains
He will be with you always
It reminds me of a verse that I totally love, Hebrews 13:5, “Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’” (NIV)
It utterly amazes me how many different people to whom God has given this promise.
To Jacob: “I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” (Genesis 28:15, NIV)
To Moses: “The Lord replied, ‘My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.'” (Exodus 33:14, NIV)
To the Israelite people: “[Moses said,] Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV)
To Joshua: “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, NIV)
And I know that this is written many more times than I can dig out right now!
(As an update: Aunt Mel had her last radiation treatment this week!!! YAY!! Please pray for her recovery and for whatever comes next.)
(Another update: Stellan is in Boston with his McMama right now for medical care, possibly another ablation next week. Please join us in praying for his medical care, and his family.)
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