Standing on this mountaintop
Looking just how far we've come
Knowing that for every step
You were with us
Kneeling on this battle ground
Seeing just how much You've done
Knowing every victory
Is Your power in us
Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Yes, our hearts can say
Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
"Never Once" by Matt Redman
Yesterday morning as I drove to work, I cranked the volume on the praise & worship music. My best times with God are in my 20 minute drive to work...just me & Him. The above song began to play. Have you heard it? Powerful stuff. Our worship team at Victory Church, Warr Acres, sings it often.
I love it.
Even though I've heard it and sung it many times, yesterday it just really REALLY sunk in. As I listened to the words and thought of all of the valleys & battles I've fought, tears began to roll down my cheeks. My heavenly Father began to give me pictures of those moments and how He was with me every single time. It was by His strength & His power, not my own, that I was able to not only make it during those difficult times, but be victorious! Do I have scars? Oh, absolutely, but I now see my scars as reminders of His faithfulness. When I face another trial, which I will, I will be able to look back and know He is always with me & will carry me through this one too.
I am exceedingly grateful for the grace He has extended to me. My heart just feels as if it will explode sometimes when I look back and see what He has done in my life & what He continues to do. Do you know that feeling?
He is FAITHFUL!
Are you in a valley today? Do you feel alone?
I want to encourage you to take a few minutes today, put on this song if you need to, & ask God to show you pictures of how He has been there even in the most difficult moments of your life. Our God is faithful. He loves you SO much. He has promised to never let us walk alone...NEVER!
"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)