2 thoughts on “I Will Be There

  1. Meltem Reply

    I am just as guilty as the Israelites for grumbling and, especially, worrying whenever I’m faced with obstacles or problems in my life. Just like the Israelites, I often forget about what God has done for me in the past, His blessings and provisions, and am immersed in my struggles. Instead of trying to find my own way out of it, I need to remember to lean on God; lift up my concerns and ask Him to help me, and be certain that He will, one way or another. Whether He answers my prayers directly or not, I know He hears me and will take care of me, in the best way possible.

    1. Jerry L Martin Reply

      In the best of times, we don’t thank God because we feel our good fortune is our own doing. In the worst of times, we blame God, forgetting that we previously thought we were in charge. Most prayers end with “amen” but I end them with “thank you” – not “thank you for giving me everything I want,” as if God were a divine lottery that paid off, but “thank you for being with me, through thick and thin” — “for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health,” as the old marital vows described committed love.

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