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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.

By davidsdailydose

I'm just a regular guy who was
tempted to lose all hope but did not. It was God who made the difference.

24 replies on “God is God, Wherever You Are”

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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