God’s faithfulness always comes shining through. No matter what happens, He is still the God who will never let go.
The God Who Will Never Let Go
Rebecca Barlow Jordan
Someone cut the power, unplugged your hope,
short-circuited your expectations, and left you wandering in the dark.
And questions rise like ghosts in the night:
Is anyone there? Does anyone care?
How long will you stumble against concrete walls,
bleeding from sharp corners that lead nowhere?
No escape to the right, no turn to the left,
and no shadows dispelling your fear.
Defying the dark, bruised and broken,
you reach through the rubble,
only to fall again…and again…and again.
You crawl to your knees. Won’t someone please
The silence is a tomb.
Then with head and heart bowed, and pride stripped away,
A crack appears in the seams.
It’s still dark, but now you can see.
How can that be?
You hear a faint whisper, see a candle unlit,
Taunting, or taking control?
Then you know…you KNOW
He was there all along!
For to Him light and dark are the same.
He’s the One who threw stars into blankets of night,
Whose Son blinded the day!
No need to run now, and not ever again.
He’s the God who will never let go.
God Will Never Let Go – He Is Always with Us
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you (Psalm 139:7-12, NIV).
My Personal Prayer for You
Lord, only You know the ones walking in darkness, and whose hopes beg for restoration. Speak peace and light and joy once again where memories need jogging to remember Who You really are. Remind them that You are still in control, and that You will never let one of Your loved ones go. O God, please remove the blinders from those who have never seen the Light, and from those who run hard from Your presence. Crack open the hearts that are too crusted over with pain and darkness, and let them see You, know You, and love You! Praise God, we can never escape Your right hand of mercy, grace, and love. You are always faithful, and You are truly the God who will never let go!
*While I wrote the above poem long before our recent power outages from ice and snow, it reminded me of the truth we all need to remember, whether in good or bad weather, in challenges, or in celebrations. I hope it encourages you and emphasizes a truth we all need to grasp: No matter what happens to us or to those we love, truly God cannot be anything but faithful. He always keeps His Word, and He is holding on tight to us, bringing us through every storm we will ever encounter, even until the time He carries us home to Him.
You might also enjoy this post I wrote, Where is God’s Presence When You Need It?
It’s Your Turn
What about you? What does “The God Who Will Never Let Go” mean to you? In what kind of situations has God shown you that He will never let go of you? I’d love to hear from you anytime. You can always write me through my contact page. If you’ll fill out the basic name and address info, then the e-mail will come to me. Your name or info will never be shared with anyone without your permission.
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