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in the early morning stillness, when the mists are still upon the land, when the uncertainty of a new day is at hand, He is there.  When I don’t know where to turn, when I don’t know how to cope, He is there.  When life is too hard, when I’m at my wit’s end, He is there.

So many times I have been in this place with Jesus at my side and I’ve looked the other way. So many times I’ve seen despair because I did this, so many times I wondered why.  But He was there all along; right there!  He was there and I looked away from his face to see… what?

I was waiting for Him to make the first move, I was waiting for Him to do something, I was waiting for Him to save me.  He was at my side already waiting for me to look His way, for He had already done everything for me.

Alas! No more.  I will seek Him in the morning, I will seek Him in the daylight and I will seek Him in the night.  I will gaze directly at Him and say “thank you Lord for never leaving my side.” I will serve Him all the days of my life, and I will spend eternity in His loving care.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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8 Responses to Stillness

  1. scriptordeus says:

    I’ve heard it said that when you’re looking for Jesus to lead the way and you can’t find Him, it’s because He is walking beside you …. closer than a brother. What a gift! Thanks for sharing your heart.

  2. Pingback: Stillness | thetruth

  3. dwmartens says:

    Your line, “I will seek Him in the morning,” reminded me of the poem, THE SECRET by Ralph Cushman, which ends with the lines:
    “So I think I know the secret, Learned from many a troubled way;
    You must seek Him in the morning, If you want Him through the day.”

  4. Reblogged this on Where Did You Find God Today? and commented:
    powerful message from Bill Merritt, blog: Life Reference.
    Like hoe he stated he waited for Jesus to make the first move, but He already had- on the cross (implied).
    – never ask if God is not there- He is. Seek and you will find.

  5. This is such a beautiful post! Love the picture to! God bless you 🙂

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