Tuesday, October 15, 2013

"Never Gone"

There are times in life when it's dark…when it seems…feels like the lights have just gone off. We can’t see our own hand right in front of our eyes, let alone His face. We seek, but we just can’t find. We try to tune in, but we just can’t hear…

After a whole morning, stuck in traffic to then bounce around different hospital buildings for some tests, and the special treat of having numbing solution sprayed into my nose shortly followed by tubes going up and down my throat, I was eager to go home and relax for a while. On the drive back, a song I’ve heard before came on the radio. The song has a catchy tune, but I had never really listened to the lyrics. Once again, I wasn’t listening this time either, but the chorus repeats quite a bit, so after a few times of the lines coming in through the radio waves, I finally tuned into an experience that truly moved me…

My favorite lines are, of course, the title, which reflects the core of the message… “Never Gone” … and then, the following verses:

I’m still standing here
No I didn’t disappear
Now the lights are on
See I was never gone…

Colton Dixon’s simple words touched my very soul. Just when I was feeling like darkness was overcoming me once again, with loneliness and fear threatening to grab a strong hold of me, He turns the lights back on! He is really never gone. Regardless of how we feel or not feel; regardless of what we see or do not see…He has not disappeared. He never does! He is always standing here.

My prayer today is that I/we are able to hold on to this truth: that even though the lights may be off for a while, He is never, ever gone. He is always standing right here, beside us, and we are never alone in our trials. He goes with us, and in His time, and in accordance to His perfect will and plan, He will eventually turn the lights back on again.

Linking with: More of Him and Time Warp Wife


  1. Love your posts, Gisela! What a great message!

    1. Thank you Diane. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving me an encouraging message! All for Him!


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