husband kept C this afternoon while I ran to Target. As I returned home, I was deep in prayer. Realizing I had some time before C would wake up from His nap, I passed our house and pulled off on an abandoned road. Then and there, my car became a sanctuary.
The past few weeks, I have been heavily burdened for a dear friend. It's been a time of deep prayer, hurting, and longing. It's drawn me closer to the Lord than I think I've ever been before. It's made me question how much I truly trust in His will. It's strengthened my faith. I've been desperate to feel is His closeness. His nearness to me. Because it just felt like I was in the Valley. Alone. And there was no hope.
As I parked my car, two songs came on shuffle. I wept as I remembered that He promises to be near. He promises to pull us through the hard times. Even when we don't feel Him, He is near.
Be Near- Shane and Shane (live)
This next song came on as I was pulling off to return home. The Lord gave me a great peace that in His timing, my friend would find this song to be true in their life, and they could sing it in victory. I rejoice for I know it will happen.
When I think about the Lord-Shane and Shane
(this is a cover)
I praise a living, true God. Who hears my prayers. Answers, and loves me. Sometimes I simply sit in awe that the Creator of this world desires an intimate relationship with me. And when it feels He is far...He is in fact very near. Goodness, He is good.