i've become quite ill in the past few days and i have to admit that it has been a huge struggle. the pain's been so intense at times that i feel consciousness beginning to shut down. but i've been reminded of what God can do in times of such powerlessness. at one point in the middle of experiencing severe waves of pain, i felt like i heard a voice saying "where is He now?" and immediately i was able to answer..."He's next to me." although the pain has been unbearable at times, He's made His presence known to me, and the kindness of His presence is what's getting me through. here's a song that i've had to listen to over and over again to push through.
i'd like to preface these lyrics by saying that i've capitalized the O in our because these lyrics to me, don't mean that God is on our (Christian's) side. the God i believe in is bigger than that. the Heart i put my trust in is far larger than that. regardless of whether you're a Christian or not, i believe that He is on Our (as a collective whole) side.
God is Our refuge and Our strength.
He is the power in Our weakness.
He gives new mercy everyday
and gives Us grace enough to free Us
though the mountains fall and the earth decay
We will not fear, Lord.
We hope in Your name.
hallelujah, God is on Our side.
so in the stillness i will wait
you are my hiding place
i find rest in you.
-jimmy robeson; God is on our side.