in the shadows...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

i think of days that seem lost in shadow.

and the wonder that He is still there.

if i say, "surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"
even the darkness will not be dark to You;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to You 
~psalm 139:11-12

i think of that promise; that my dark will never be so dark that He can't see me,

that He can never see the way through,

that He has lost His way.

and The Way loves strong, even in the shadows.

until we made the move from there to here, i think i had thought, deep down inside, that when He loved, He loved in big and grandiose ways.

once-in-a-while moments.

the Lord your God is with you,
He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.
~zephaniah 3:17

He wove these words throughout my day yesterday,

but i only see it now, in this moment,

the Lord your God is with you.

not just in the big and grandiose moments,

not just in those once-in-a-while moments...

He is here,

with you,

with me.

and every moment proclaims His love over us.

i think of His Song, and His Voice....

the way He shows His delight.

the moments are subtle,


~ wrapped up in the gentle giving of an unexpected gift,

~ a word written that speaks of love, regardless of where one has been,

~ the moment at the end of a weary day where i am pulled close and tony whispers he loves.

the darkness may blind my eyes to the way He loves,

but He loves strong regardless,

He continues to sing regardless,

and His delight over His own covers each day...


i read these words a few days ago, wrote them down on that black on my wall.

and when i snapped the picture, the shadows that filled the screen seemed fitting somehow.

no, no matter what this year holds, this week or this day,

we have a choice to choose.

because He, dear one, has already made His...

no matter what this year holds...

in the stressful times: seek God
in the painful times: praise God
in the terrible times: trust God

and at all times ~ at all times ~ and at all times...
thank God.

a. voskamp