God are you there? #EvenInTheDarkness

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These past few weeks have been a new adventure in hitting bottom and finding there at the bottom that there’s no floor. It just keeps swirling downward in chaos. It will of course, be great inspiration for my character, George Hardgrove in my work in progress, Scraps of Paper. He’s going to have some times when it just seems like it can’t get any worse, and it does. But hopefully that’s what keeps people turning the pages, right?

I was reminded of this song by Lamb. Talk about “from the archives”! This was one of my favorite go-to “albums” before my son was born. It’s based on Psalm 139 and saying God is there, in the pit with you, even when the darkness covers you. Sadly, I could not find a video out there with the lyrics printed, but Joel Chernoff has a pretty clear voice, and you can hear the words well.

You are There by Lamb

Here’s the text from Psalm 139:7-12

Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in [c]hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall [d]fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness [e]shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

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I’m off to continue writing George’s story.

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