Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm Never Alone

I've been going through a hard time lately. Feeling alone and afraid. Exhausted, frustrated, confused. In my life, music always speaks to my soul and today was no exception. I heard Barlow Girl's song "Never Alone" and it reminded me of a time when God told me I was never alone.

I was a teenager going on a bike ride with my youth group. I remember I'd had a hard day and ended it with a flat tire on my bike. I was exhausted, frustrated, lonely and losing hope. At night I prayed that God would speak to me, show himself to me, something so that I would really know he was there. Then in my head I heard something tell me to hold up my arm and look at my hand. Now, I was in the bed, going to sleep and it was pitch black in my room. I couldn't see two inches in front of my face much less see my hand on the end of my arm. But obediently, and feeling rather foolish, I held up my arm. I looked at my hand and laughed. I can't see my hand - so now what God? He spoke again and told me that this was how it is with him. Though I cannot see it, I know my hand is there. In comparison, though I cannot see him, I know that he is there. God will never leave me. He will never forsake me.

Here are the lyrics to Never Alone. And remember You are never alone!

Joshua 1:5 "No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Barlow Girl "Never Alone"

I waited for you today
But You didn't show
No no no.
I needed you today
So where did you go?
You told me to call
said you'd be there
And though I haven't seen you
Are you still there?

I cry out with no reply and
I can't feel you by my side
So I'll hold tight to what I know
You're here and I'm never alone.

And though I can not see you
and I can't explain why.
Such a deep, deep reassurance
You've placed in my life

We cannot separate
'Cause You're part of me
and though You're invisible
I'll trust the unseen

I cry out with no reply
And I can't feel you by my side
So I'll hold tight to what I know
You're here and I'm never alone

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I love the story about your hand in the dark - knowing it's there though you can't see it, just like God. How amazing what He will show us if we are open to Him. Thank you for sharing. I have been blessed to read your blog today!