Come into my presence with thanksgiving, enter my courts with praise. Though you think you have no voice, I will give you a voice. You can’t imagine what you would sing about, but I will show you. Lift up your voice. Make music in your heart to me. I am your God, look at what I have done. See my power on display. Look at the wonder of my ways. Stand and be amazed at my glory in your life. Have I ever abandoned you or allowed you to suffer beyond what you can bear? Have I allowed you to go without food or the things you need? You are my friend and I love this life with you. Consider the times we’ve walked together and all we’ve journeyed through. Have I ever forsaken you? Have I ever left you alone and uncared for? My child, I cannot disown those who are mine. You belong to me. I made a vow to you. I love you with an everlasting love and I will remember your sins no more, they are cast into the sea and are as far from me as the East is from the West. Now sing.
“I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread.”Psalm 37:25 (NIV)
Where have we journeyed together as friends?
Let me see your goodness today.
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