“If I went up to heaven, you would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there. If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west, you would be there to lead me, you would be there to help me.” Psalm 139:8-10
One of the hardest parts about being a Mimi is the physical distance I have from my five grandchildren. Both sets live in different states, one in the center of the United States the other on the east coast. As much as I miss my children, I think because my grandchildren change so much from week to week, I miss them more. I have realized the times around their birthdays is hard for me, as I hate missing all their special moments. I have two this week, my youngest grandson turns two and my only granddaughter turns ten. I want to be there for them, but I will not be in person. I am thankful to know while I can not be there for them, God is. He hears my prayers for them, and I know He is with them always.
When I think about my own life, I am so thankful that God has been there for me also. There have been times that I have tried to run from God. In those times, I have realized God was there. I can relate to David writing If I went up to heaven, you would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there. If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west. I have learned that no matter where I have tired to go, God has been there. I never escaped Him in my running. He never left me despite how hard I tried.
I admit, if I spend too much time thinking about it, I will shame myself for the places I have taken Holy Spirit. However, He has never left me. My daughter recently shared a post on Facebook that read “When God put a calling on your life He already factored in your stupidity.” While it might not be an accepted statement, it is true. God is not surprised where I have been. Although He didn’t take me there, He has used it to change me, direct me, and use me for His glory. He was there for me and has helped me every step of the way, even when I was fighting His efforts every step of the way.
Prayer – Lord, You are so faithful. I love Your presence. You lead me, you help me, you are there for me. I’m want to stop running, and seek you instead of hiding.
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