Ever noticed when you go through the deepest darkest seasons of life, you often feel very, very alone?
Cognitively, you know your family and friends are “there”, but during those dark times, you still feel all by yourself. God’s presence “feels” far away while despair seems to be closing in all around you.
Sometimes in life, the pangs of grief can be so severe, so intense and so piercing that it can render you spiritually numb- almost emotionally paralyzed.
During these seasons, even the Word of God can feel like it’s not penetrating – not getting through.
But, GodsyGirl, let me assure you, it is and He’s still there with you every step of the way.
When I journey through the deepest darkest seasons of my life, I often think of the three Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace. As the story goes, the boys refused to worship a golden image presented to them as a god to worship. Their allegiance was to the “real” God – the living God; the God that breathes life into desolation and makes all things new. As a result of not forsaking Him, they were bound and thrown into burning flames (read this in Daniel 1:verse 19).
Here is where it really gets interesting to me.
After the boys were bound and thrown into the hottest of fires, the onlookers saw them walking around inside it! Not only were they loosed from their bonds, but they were accompanied by a fourth God-man right in the “heat” of the moment! Imagine how utterly shocking it was for the king and his men to see all of this unfold (vs. 25).
Note: the Word never actually says the three Hebrew boys even saw the Godly figure. As the onlookers watched, they saw Him because He was indeed there the entire time. Right there in the fire – without them seeing Him or feeling Him, yet, still there, nonetheless.
Godsy Girl, as you traverse through life’s agonizing trials, remember you are never, ever alone. You may not see your Help. You may not necessarily “feel” your Help, but He is there. Your heavenly Father is closer than your next breath; freeing you from the bonds of grief and anguish, all while carrying you through it all step by step.
So, just relax in the comfort of knowing that God is with you, loving you, supporting you and leading you through the fire.
It captures the comfort you need (and receive) through the hard times of life.
My favorite verses in the song are:
“Step by step, mile by mile, we’ll walk together through sunny days and stormy nights….”
“The truth I’ve come to know: is with your love, I am complete.”
“I don’t care where I go, as long as you’re beside me: that’s the truth I come to know”.
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