You lose a job.
You lose a spouse.
You might even lose a child.
You lose car keys, your wallet, and your debit card.
If you’re lucky, you lose weight.
Some folks lose hair.
You might even lose your mind.
But lose God? No sir.
You might lose heart.
You may lose the will to fight.
But lose God? No.
God’s never lost. God is constant, eternal, an ever-present Help and Hope when things seem lost. God has always been inside you, working through you, for you. Sitting at the table of your soul, longing for communion. For community. For a community of one-ness.
God just wants to be with you. To walk with you through triumph and tragedy.
God longs to stand by your side through success and struggle.
God is never intimidated by our faults or failures and the Spirit never falters when we lack faith.
God, the Ground of our Being, remains constant every moment of every day.
The Love of God never fails, falters, gives up, or gives out.
God wasn’t attracted to you and didn’t choose you because you were big and important—the fact is, there was almost nothing to you. He did it out of sheer love, keeping the promise he made to your ancestors. God stepped in and mightily bought you back out of that world of slavery, freed you from the iron grip of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know this: God, your God, is God indeed, a God you can depend upon. He keeps his covenant of loyal love with those who love him and observe his commandments for a thousand generations.
We lose sleep.
We lose battles.
We lose teeth.
We lose homes.
But lose God? No way.
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Steve Austin is a life coach, speaker, and author of Self-Care for the Wounded Soul. Steve’s goal is to help you create a lifestyle of focused emotional health and clarity. Looking for more ways to create space? Subscribe to Steve Austin’s free weekly newsletter by clicking right here.
Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.
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