Quiet Time 7/9/22 (DEUTERONOMY 31:8 - And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.) Sometimes I feel so alone, Adrift in an ocean of helplessness. My enemies encircle me like sharks, Patiently waiting for me to fall. I am hedged in on all sides And I see no escape. Even though Your presence isn’t felt In these moments of despair, You are with me Incessantly whispering love Into my weary soul. You, O Lord, are my one Beloved; Your promises are true And unfailing. If in fear I don’t sense You It is I that has become numbed By the troubles of this world. But when I cry out to You, Here You are. I forget. You never do. Dismay is transient. You, Lord, are not. Lead me into the way of greater faith. Open my eyes when they shut. I pray to remember Until I remember to pray. Nothing can come against me Because You are with me. I praise Your constant Presence! You are before me, behind me, Closer than my heartbeat. Now to be quiet and listen: ___ No matter what such trials you will face, Or valleys of the darkest nights of soul, Be sure of this: you’re in My kind embrace; I’m here in love to always keep you whole. This covenant I promise not to break, To be with you through mountain top or vale. My love for you I never will forsake; Your righteousness through faith will long prevail. My child, when troubles come against you, know That you abide in Me and I in you. Just rest in Me and watch the troubles go; The struggles that you face, I’ll see you through. You never are alone for I AM here; Such momentary troubles count as dear.