Tuesday, August 21, 2012

"He Is With You"

A woman at our church sang the song "He is with You" by Mandisa last Sunday. This song tugs on my heart strings for two reasons. One because I love the message, that God is always there even when we don't feel it and two it gets very personal to me with this verse:

He is with you in the conference room
When the world is coming down on you
And your wife and kids don't know you anymore
And He is with you in the ICU when the doctors don't know what to do
And it scares you to the core
He is with you
We may weep for a time but joy will come in the morning
The morning light

The most scared I have ever been in my life was when Dennis was in the ICU Trauma and your life has been turned upside down in a split second. I have wrote about this before but that is when I latched on to Psalms 30:5:
This is a repost of one of my very first posts on this blog:

The days went by in a blur.Dennis had a trachea put in when it became apparent he was not going to breathe on his own.He wanted me to play the CD player we had there for the other patients so they could hear the Christian music we had.He was in so much pain, but most of all he just wanted to go home, go back to work and everything be ok.My heart broke for him and what he was going to have to face and I started having doubts that God even knew we were there.But it seemed like every time the doubts would sweep in, one of my friends or just some random person would come and say exactly the right thing or phone me the exact right scripture and God would give me the strength to pull myself up and start again.I read a scripture during those long evenings and it became my favorite verse to go back to.It’s Psalms 30:5 “For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.”Every night I would read that scripture and somehow found the strength through His Word to start again the next  day. 

                                                     Much Love, Cheri


  1. Lovely song, and the words in the Psalm are inspiring.

  2. Music... and his words certainly can comfort us in the darkest of times....

  3. So beautiful and I can certainly see why this means so much to you Cheri.