I see your pain. And I know if I, being only human, can see your pain, our God surely does too.
I know you. I know how you’ve fought before and know you’ll fight again. I know the God we serve and know we surely will win.
I’ve loved you for thirteen years (and counting), but God has loved you since the beginning of time.
My heart breaks at the troubles you’ve had, and I know yours has too, so I thank God He is The One Holding You.
I wish I could make everything better. I’m not strong enough to carry your burdens but I can drag them to the feet of Jesus and meet you there.
That is what I love about you. No matter what we have been through, we bring each other back to the Mighty One Who Saves. We tune our ears to the songs He sings over us. We sing His praises with our hearts bleeding and our tears falling, our breaths shaking and desperation calling.
We know, This is not The End. This is the start of Something New, Something Bold, Something We Do Not Yet Behold. It is the approaching footsteps of God coming through, coming to rescue me and you. It is the shift in the atmosphere, the Voice of God saying, “I AM. HERE.”
It is the beating of angels’ wings; Heaven’s Armies all surround us. The glory of God in the cloud, coming down. It is not near; it is HERE. It encamps among us, seeps into us. It is the Mighty Rushing Wind; it is the River of Life around the bend.
It is us asking, “God, what are You doing here?”
It is Him responding, “Just draw near.”
It is His breath we are breathing, His life we are embracing. His blood running through our veins, His heart we are chasing. To do so alongside you is something invaluable to me, all the things you help me see that show me I am not my own. Thanks to you, I have grown.
So in this time when you are hurt, I beg you to never forget your worth. Look back at your battle scars and trust that God has not gone off far.
He is here, He is now, He is forever. He has not left you and He will never.
So in all the things you have to do, take comfort that I AM is in you.