By My Side

Last night I went to play at ny first band practice in nearly year (Bellshill Salvation Army Band). I was a little apprehensive about going, firstly at the thought of taking that first step back through the door again, and secondly as I wasn’t sure whether I’d cope physically with playing.

My fears were unfounded though, as it turned out to be far easier than I’d imagined to take “that first step” and also as physically I survived, albeit with some pain, but not too severe thankfully.

During the practice we played one of my favourite pieces called “His Guardian Care“. The words of one of the melodies from that piece, which incidentally is the trombone quartet (it’s just coincidence honestly!), has stuck with me today:

God is with us all the time,
In the morning when joybells chime,
In the evening when lights are low;
Our God is will us everywhere we go.

Do you believe those words?

I do! I believe if God had not been with me every minute of every day, particularly during these last few years, I would no longer believe in Him. During some of my darkest moments I questions God, wondering why He was letting me go through what I was, but every time I questioned Him, He answered me…sometimes by directing me to a particular song or piece of music, words from a friend or indeed words of comfort from someone I hardly knew!

God has proved to me He is always with me, regardless of whether I’m going through tough times or whether everything is going right for me. God can do the same for you…God is doing the same for you because He is right beside right now, whether you’re aware of Him or not!

I hope you enjoy Michael Olson singing the well known worship song God is With Us

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