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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

You Never Know

We are friends with a couple that are going through some deep waters right now. We've known them for years, done a lot of life together, the good stuff and the messy stuff, shared laughter, tears and prayers. We recently reconnected after losing touch for awhile, then we heard he had a heart attack....we had just spoken to them days before...no warning...their lives were changed in a moment! Now they wait, but their trust is in the Lord.

This is not our story, but it has reminded me of our own dark valleys and how the Lord was always faithful. We are not asked to walk this walk alone, or endure things with our own strength...he said he would never leave us or forsake us
that in our weakness he would be made strong.

 "My grace is sufficient for you for my power is made perfect in weakness" Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ then, I am content with weakness, insults, hardships, persecutions and calamities, for when I am weak he is strong.  2 Corinthians 12:8-10

I don't usually post videos, but this song by Matt Redman has been ministering to me since we sung it in church the other day, I just had to share it.

                                                                   "Never Once"

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
Was 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

Kneeling on this battle ground
Seeing just how much You’ve done
Knowing every victory
Was 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
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Never once did we ever walk alone
Carried by Your constant grace
Held within Your perfect peace
Never once, no, we never walk alone

Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

Every step we are breathing in Your grace
Evermore we’ll be breathing out Your praise
You are faithful, God, You are faithful
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

You are faithful, God, You are faithful
You are faithful, God, You are faithful


8 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

I pray that your friends will feel God's loving presence surrounding and flowing through them at this time.

What a song! I've not heard it and I do like Matt's music.

GOD IS FAITHFUL!

Thank you for sharing this song.

FlowerLady

Debbie said...

LOVE this song too! Such a good one. Yes it is so true..you never know what life might throw out you. Praying your friends recovery is quick. Have a good week!

Lea said...

Oh, for sure, we just never know what life is going to throw our way. So, so sorry for your friends and pray they continue to feel God's strength and comfort during this tough time.

Great song and I love Matt Redmon!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I just love Matt Redman's songs. Praying for your friends.

Stephanie said...

You are so right, dear Maryann, we never know what the next minute or even second holds. My heart goes out to your friends and they will be in my prayers.

Hugs to you!

Cheryl said...

This is a sad, but encouraging post, Maryann. These words are so true... "Never once did we ever walk alone." Looking through the eyes of faith, we can see Him there. Without faith, we would sink.

I will pray for your friends.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh I am so sorry to hear this about your friend. Praying now and asking our Lord to do only what HE CAN DO! He is the great physician. The words to that song are powerful! Thanks for sharing and allowing your blogging friends to pray as well. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Debbie said...

I'm so sorry about your friends. I do know what you mean by that unexpected thing just happening and changing your life.

I loved that song so much. I had never heard it, and it spoke volumes to me.