“Oh, how I long for the good old days,
when God took such very good care of me.
He always held a lamp before me
and I walked through the dark by its light.
Oh, how I miss those golden years
when God’s friendship graced my home,
When the Mighty One was still by my side
and my children were all around me,
When everything was going my way,
and nothing seemed too difficult.”
Do you find yourself saying something similar in the days of late? Are you longing for the days when life seemed easier? I have. Reality, though, is this; those days had their own problems, but with that said, there is more “hate” these days and “perverted lifestyles” right in front of our faces.
Another reality is this; God hasn’t changed. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. It may seem harder to detect his presence, see the path He wants us to walk, but He is still there. He still graces our homes.
Maybe things in life aren’t going “your” way, but they very well could be going “God’s” way.
Though the days may be different, God is the same, so we need to trust in him the way we did back in the “good old days”. We need to remember not to look, or focus on the lives of those around us, or the hate being spewed by hurt people, but to keep our gaze on him, who is, and will forever be in control of all things, and know this; God is still by your side!
The above quote was spoken by Job in Job 29:1-6 (MSG)
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2 thoughts on “When God Was Still by My Side”
You’re right, those days had their own troubles, but we sometimes sugar-coat the past. But not always. My life, frankly, seems easier now. I don’t know if it’s that the problems are smaller or just that I’m wiser than I used to be. 😉
Well said! Thanks.