He is There

Sometimes the pain in this world leaves my heart heavy.

Hope seems lost in the flames of house fires, hard to find for the friends that lost their job and face homelessness at the time of year when home means the most, hidden from friends who discover the sex of the heart beating in the womb and discover his health is in question at the same moment.

Children who may die before finding their forever family.

Where are You, God?

I have asked this question at many different times in my life.

Thankfully, the whisper of doubt does not turn Him away.

He is there.

You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me….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. ~Psalm 139: 5, 9-10

He is there.  Holding me, holding you.  We are never alone.

And, for that promise I am eternally grateful.

The counting of gifts continues {#371-#380}

~  the promises of His Word that provide comfort and strength

~ shopping with my children to fill a shoe box for a child across the world

~  seeing many shoe boxes ready for pick-up for O.C.C

~  many new teen moms being introduced to hope through YoungLives

~  God appointments that encourage and provide confirmation

~  Skyping with my Shayla

~  boys taking Sweet Pea for a walk around the neighborhood

~  my husband’s ability to fix ANYTHING!

~  time catching up with friends

~  comfy boots

What are you thankful for?

If you are facing a time where you wonder if God is there, please leave me a comment so I can pray for you or slip me an email at kmelissasmallwood@gmail.com.

And I am daily counting gifts this month at the Multitasking Mama Facebook page.





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2 Responses to He is There

  1. Kenya says:

    Today I was just praying and saying to Him that I don’t feel i have a friend in the world…stress makes us forget all sorts of things…really only because of distance I feel so alone……but with one message on facebook, He revealed to me what I was forgetting, one of the most incredible people I have ever known…….you Melissa. Thank you for never giving up on me and always loving me no matter what. I love you so much.  

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