End of Maintained Trail sign at end of dirt road
Encouragement

Never Once, Not on This Ride

Life.  One giant amusement park 'road-ride'.  For me, this year took a couple unexpected turns.  During the times I was clinging to the wheel through the stressful dips and sharp corners, a particular song* kept rising to the brink of my thoughts.  As the year nears an end and is about to come to a complete stop, I wanted to take a moment and share the lyrics below.  Perhaps these words will positively reverberate with you also, as we continue to experience this road-ride called Life.

'Standing on this mountaintop
Looking just how far we've come
Knowing that for every step
You were with us

Kneeling on this battle ground
Seeing just how much You've done
Knowing every victory
Is Your power in us

Scars and struggles on the way
But with joy our hearts can say
Yes, our hearts can say

Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

Carried by Your constant grace
Held within Your perfect peace
Never once, no, we never walk alone

Every step we are breathing in Your grace
Evermore we'll be breathing out Your praise
You are faithful, God, You are faithful.'

We can certainly smile behind the wheel, because He will continue to be faithful as we look out and ride toward the unknown trails of next year as well.  We are never alone.

*'Never Once' by Matt Redman

In case the lyrics seemed distant, here is a prayer reminder that might help:  God, Where Are You?

4 thoughts on “Never Once, Not on This Ride

    1. That’s the exact phrase of encouragement that I was told from someone else about a month ago (one foot in front of the other) and it ran through my head constantly. Love it and love you too sistah!!

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