Saturday, April 14, 2012

Feeling My Way

Some days, I know that God is near.  And some days, I reach out for Him and can't grab on.  I feel nothing, encounter no reassuring presence, no supporting pressure from the everlasting arms.  These are the times, the times when senses fail, that I must remember.

It was not their sword that won the land, nor did their arm bring them victory; it was Your right hand, Your face, for You loved them.--Psalm 44:3

God is there when I do not see His face.  He is there when I cannot sense Him near.  Just like trying to maneuver around familiar surroundings in the dark--I put one foot in front of the other in the direction He last showed me, confident that He has not changed.  I know where I last saw his footprints, last beheld His face.  That is where He still waits for me.  

Many are asking, who can show us any good?  Let the light of Your face shine on us, O Lord.--Psalm 4:6

You shine on us when we cannot see.  You love us when we cannot feel.  You guide us when we cannot acknowledge Your nudge.  

If those who believe but do not see are blessed, equally blessed must be those who know but cannot feel and whose steps remain resolute in darkness, sadness, loneliness, pain, and doubt. His right hand still holds us.  His face still shines on us, for He loves us.


  1. I love this. His presence is with me even when I cannot see in front of me. Sometimes I have to claim that.

  2. Wow...this was beautiful and so true.

    Hope your day is blessed!

  3. What a beautiful reminder that we walk by faith and not by sight!

  4. God does indeed shine on us even when we cannot see! It reminds me of the weather: even on cloudy days, when the sun makes no appearance, it is still there. Beautiful. Thank you, Joanne! Visiting from Soli Deo Gloria today and appreciate this reminder.

  5. It is such a joy to know that I don't have to rely on my feelings to know whether or not God is there. He is there because He promised He would be. Amen.

    1. He is there because He promised He would be. Exactly.
      Thank you, Jen.

  6. Thank you for these words! Such a great reminder... I love that Jesus blesses those who don't see but still believe... yet he still gives us chances to see and believe as we feel our way to him reaching out. Blessings to you!

  7. Thank you for sharing and helping us find our way. God is always there to guide us if we just reach out to Him.