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Every Day ~ God is There

This solitary duck looked absorbed in the peacefulness of the morning

This solitary duck looked absorbed in the peacefulness of the morning

Every morning
When I awake,
I find You there .
Your presence is comforting,
And I breathe in Your love. 

As I start my day
And rush off
To who knows where,

I hear You whisper.
Your constancy is reassuring,
And I rely on Your help. 

When the evening winds down
And I’ve nothing left to give,
I know You care.
Your goodness is pleasing,
And I partake of Your rest.

Every day, all day long, I know God is there.

No matter how many times I see one, I don't think I'll ever tire of watching sunrises

No matter how many times I see one, I don’t think I’ll ever tire of watching sunrises

“If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea;
Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
Psalm 139: 9, 10

©Sue Nash/2014 ~ poem and photos

For other poems of mine, see Poetry Corner

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Morning By Morning

A sunrise on my way to work last week

A sunrise on my way to work last week

Unlike some, I have never learned to depend totally on the Lord to awaken me, especially when I need to get up for work on time.  On those days, I set my alarm, with a back up!

However, God does very often awaken me during the night:

To remind me of something
To prompt me to pray for someone
To bless me with His presence

Some of you may question how I know that it is the Lord waking me and not just from something that I ate before bedtime.

The only way that I know how to explain it is that when it is God, I just know.  He usually does so in the wee hours of the morning.  I hear that still, small voice and feel His gentle nudge.  Even if I feel tired and have to get up for work that same morning, I try to obey.

When I follow through, by either praying silently in bed or getting on my knees, God is so faithful to make sure that I still get a good night’s sleep.  As soon as I feel the prayer burden lift, He very lovingly puts me back to sleep.  I wake up feeling rested enough to make it through the day. 

On mornings when I never do go back to sleep, it is typically because I start fretting about the day, or decide that I just want to get up to busy myself with something on my mind. 

Perhaps one day I will learn to trust the Lord enough to let Him awaken me every day.  I would love to throw away the alarms!  In the meantime, I value knowing that He loves me enough to waken me to spend special time with Him alone.

In reality, though, the very fact that our eyes open each day is a blessing from God; this alone is reason enough to praise Him for awakening us morning by morning. 

“The Lord GOD has given Me the tongue of the learned,
t
hat I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.”
Isaiah 50:4

Do you have times when the Lord awakens you?  If so, how do you respond?

Sue Nash/2014