“… I’ll be by your side wherever you fall 
in the dead of night whenever you call 
please don’t fight these hands that are holding you 
My hands are holding you…”

~ from “by your side”.. by tenth avenue north

These words.. are so encouraging to my heart. Every time I hear them.

Because I know that throughout everything.. the good times and the not-so-good.. He is here. He is by my side.

Sometimes it’s just hard to keep from fighting those hands. He does want to hold us and keep us safe though. 

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you” [Deuteronomy 31:6, NIV].

We aren’t to be afraid, because He won’t leave us. Ever. He goes with us. 

And so we are to be strong and courageous. He will give us strength and courage, and He will give us peace that we cannot understand as we wait on Him and have faith.

And so.. keep calling out to Him. And really believe. Because we serve God.. the One that made us and the One that moves mountains.

He is truly amazing and has great things in store. I so know He does.

Now we only have the rest of today, tomorrow, and Thursday to wait.. and then his surgery is Friday. The waiting is so long. 

I had the opportunity to see them a couple days ago, though, and it was so good to see them and talk and listen, and just to be there.

The story so far…

part one
part two
part three
part four
He is mighty to save..
really living by faith..
i know God had a purpose for this..
the Lord will fight for you..
faith is being certain..
keep on believing..
God is working..
His love never ends..