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?