God is God, Wherever You Are

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For many of us, these times we’re living through have brought forceful emotions to the surface. For me, this has been particularly visible through mood swings and dreams.

I’ve always been susceptible to up and down emotions, but COVID 19, and now racial tensions on a national level, have taken things up a notch. The hills, drops, and loops of my life roller coaster are larger and occur more frequently.

Hyper-vigilance is the new norm. An unexpected loud sound–FedEx guy rings the doorbell and the dogs go nuts–sends my adrenaline soaring. A typically low-grade frustration takes me from sea level to death valley in a microsecond. It’s like I’m sailing on an even keel one moment, and slipping on a banana peel the next.

Uncertainty impacts the mind.

My pre-covid emotions were driving a Toyota Prius. Currently, I’m cruising in something more like this:


Dreams: they reveal our subconscious desires, and lately mine have been most enchanting. Two nights in a row, I’ve dreamed of intense platonic interactions with others.

Dream number one involves a heart-to-heart conversation with a former colleague I haven’t seen in years. In the second dream, I’m bear-hugging a childhood friend. I’ve also dreamed I’m at some sort of adult summer camp with a bunch of strangers, hiking through the wilderness and making smores by the fire.

Obviously, I’m craving connection with others.

Isolation impacts the mind.

Uncertainty and isolation pack a one-two punch that can put you on the canvas in a heartbeat.

For me, it’s always comforting to look in the Bible for someone who faced a similar situation. Evidently, the psalmist was going through a bit of a dry spell when he wrote this:

As the deer pants for the streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God, when can I go and meet with God? (Psalm 42:1-2 NIV)

Clearly, here’s a person craving connection, but with God, not man. Maybe this is the secret.

In another psalm, there’s a different deer:

It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; He enables me to stand on the heights. (Psalm 18:32-33 NIV)

Thirsty for a drink, or standing on the heights, God is the one who sustains.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.

Philippians 4:12-13

God is God, wherever you are.

Follows your heart–no matter how far.

Sees every turn. Knows every scar.

He’s still God–wherever you are.


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24 responses to “God is God, Wherever You Are”

  1. Island Traveler Avatar

    We need all the inspiration we get these days .

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  2. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thanks for your comment. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and that God used it to help you. It’s amazing how He works like that!
    God is good. I hope next week at work is better.
    Blessings!

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  3. Island Traveler Avatar

    This is my most fav read today, “Philippians 4:12-13

    God is God, wherever you are,
    follows your heart–no matter how far.
    Sees every turn. Knows every scar.
    He’s still God–wherever you are.” Had a whirlwind 3 days of work , COVID19 scare and co-worker’s selfish dramas drained some of my joy and positivity. Reading this gives me refreshing hope. Faith and love truly makes a difference on how we take the current events and circumstances in our lives . Feel better already. Thanks 🙏 God bless .

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  4. Matcha Avatar

    Thanks for letting me know. I had to play around with my settings. I had the wrong thing checked (Doh!). I think I fixed it now. At least I hope I did.

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  5. holytreasurehunter Avatar

    As you rightly say brother, “God is Good.” He certainly is in guiding saints to each other in these difficult times.

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  6. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Alan. Like you, I dabble in poetry. I appreciate your reading and engagement. I’m glad we found each other’s blogs!

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  7. holytreasurehunter Avatar

    Excellent post David. I especially love the wee poem at the end, it certainly hits the point accurately brother.

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  8. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Matcha. I know you are correct. I am a people person, and COVID 19 has hurt my face to face fellowship with other believers. It’s been hard, but you are correct, prayer and support systems are the answer.

    I enjoyed your post today! I try to comment sometimes–on things you’ve said–but it doesn’t get through.

    God’s best to you.

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  9. Matcha Avatar

    Isolation and uncertainty can negatively influence even the strongest individuals. Where we once were confident, we start to second guess ourselves, or more easily, others. Prayer and a strong support system will get you through this.

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  10. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Angel. May God Bless you as well.

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  11. Musings&Roses Avatar

    Your current cruise car looks good😁. And yes, God is God. Every where and anywhere. It is a journey to be self aware that we can turn to Him at any point! Thank you for this excellent post! Blessings to you💕💕💕

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  12. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Indeed, it does! Our pastor today preached from Ecc. 3:11: “He has made everything beautiful in its time.” He noted that, since God is our creator AND sustainer, all of our answers are theological in nature.
    Thank you for reading and commenting. God Bless.

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  13. DeborahMarie Avatar
    DeborahMarie

    Yes, He is our Sustainer! God’s Word holds the answer to all of life’s questions!

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  14. Ladysag77 Avatar

    My pleasure, you as well🎆🇺🇸

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  15. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you, Maria. Have a blessed 4th of July!

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  16. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. I always read my posts to my wife before I hit publish, but understand everyone may not think what I thought when I wrote it. I’m just glad it makes sense. Blessings.

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  17. Perth Girl Avatar

    Your words reflect how we all can feel as humans and the Lord is indeed our anchor

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  18. Perth Girl Avatar

    No not at all, it just made me think about my personal responsibility to stay connected to God when so much around tends to sway the stability of our emotions.

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  19. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Thank you. I will check out your blog. I’ve found a good way to get people interested in your work is to show an interest in theirs. Make specific comments about their content and link back to posts that inspire you. Happy blogging, and God Bless.

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  20. davidsdailydose Avatar

    If my post seemed to imply otherwise, it was not intended.

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  21. Ladysag77 Avatar

    This is so lovely David. It’s so important to be self aware and that’s what this post says to me. It’s really so much of the battle of being human. Always knowing that God is everywhere and loves us unconditionally. It’s that knowing that brings a smile to my face. Great post😊

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  22. Aadr Chronicles Avatar

    Some really good words.🌟
    We are new here.Can you please follow us too? Please support us♥️

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  23. davidsdailydose Avatar

    Agreed. The cross of Christ is our connection to God—He has made His desire to have a relationship with us clearly known.

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  24. Perth Girl Avatar

    The only thing that stops us from connecting to God is we ourselves. It is a blessing to be able to connect with Him always and anywhere. It is our choice isn’t it to stay connected.

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