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Am I Not Still There?

And lo, I am with you always.  Matthew 28:20 NKJV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Closing my eyes, expressions of praise and thanksgiving spilled from my mouth to my Creator.

Unable to sleep, I crawled out of bed early one morning and tiptoed downstairs to the kitchen. As I walked past the breakfast nook window, I stopped to view a beautiful sight. The full moon shone like a marquee—puffs of big white clouds highlighting its beauty. Mountains in the background completed the picture.  

God truly is an artist. His morning strokes of beauty remind me of His eternal presence and give me a special gift to start my day. This particular picture shouted love. But when I opened my eyes, shock stole my peaceful thoughts. The moon was gone. During my moments of praise, fog had enveloped the scene.

In that moment, I heard a whisper, “Is it not still there?”

The question, like an invasion of privacy, begged a response. “Yes,” I said to myself, “the moon is still there. I just can’t see it anymore.” 

God reminded me how often my walk with Him resembles that scene. When His presence resonates within me and directs me, I enjoy shining moments. At other times, I cry, “Where are you? I need You to show me the way. I can’t do this alone.”

When I go through struggles and see no visible answers to my prayers, I’m reminded of that morning scene and the soft whisper, “Am I not still there?” and of my reply, “Yes, You are still near me.”

Leave your concerns in God’s capable hands. He is always near. 

(Photo courtesy of pixabay.)

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Barbara Todd

Barbara Todd lives in Red Rock, Texas, with her husband of forty-six years. They have three children and three grandchildren. She has been writing Life Lessons for many years and is compiling selections for a Legacy book for her grandchildren. She also self-published Simple Praise: Who God Is to Us – a book using the alphabet as a way to learn how to praise using the attributes of God (for adults).


  1. Barbara it is so beautiful and so well written. I was picturing it as I read it. Beautiful! He is always with us.

  2. This is a great reminder!! God is always with us even when we don''t ''feel'' him.

  3. What a great way to express how the Lord is always with us! You always know how to make just the right connections! God Bless!

  4. Beautiful!