A Reassuring Presence

What an amazing weekend! I have so much to unpack and process. I am taking a slight detour to my normal Share A Song Monday format in order to share a story with you. It happens to be about a song.

On Friday, a few hours prior to arriving at the She Speaks Conference, I wrote a post for The Gypsy Mama’s Five Minute Friday. In my post, I shared the song “Going Through the Motions” by Matthew West. I heard this song a few years ago for the first time during a season in my life when the Lord was teaching me this important lesson.

Fear will leave you empty…faith will fill you up.

After writing Friday’s post, I drove the last couple hours to the conference. I arrived in Concord, NC and as I approached the conference hotel a song began to play on the car radio. Can you guess what the song was? Yep, it was the Matthew West song I blogged about a couple hours earlier.

Now fast forward to Sunday afternoon. This beautiful conference ended and it was time for me to head home. I said my goodbyes, packed up my car and pulled out of the parking lot. My car radio was on. Can you guess what song began to play as I left Concord, NC?

After this happened, I couldn’t help but think of Psalm 139. God knows us so well. He is a part of every detail of our life. He knows when I arrive. He knows when I leave. When I pulled into Concord, NC…He was there. When I left Concord, NC…He was there. And, I have no doubt, He was there during the in between time as well!

God, investigate my life; get all the facts firsthand.
I’m an open book to you;
even from a distance, you know what I’m thinking.
You know when I leave and when I get back;
I’m never out of your sight.
You know everything I’m going to say
before I start the first sentence.
I look behind me and you’re there,
then up ahead and you’re there, too—
your reassuring presence, coming and going.
This is too much, too wonderful—
I can’t take it all in! (Psalm 139: 1-6 Message)

10 thoughts on “A Reassuring Presence

  1. Suzanne Acuff

    So cool. I hope your weekend was great. I'm sure you have a lot to "unpack." I like these words, when I leave, get back, I'm never out of your sight.

  2. Beck Gambill

    How faithful and kind of God to let you know he was with you in such a tangible way! I'm glad the conference was a sweet experience.

  3. Lisa

    A reassuring presence – that's a perfect way to describe God. I love knowing that He is always there. And I love that He takes the time to remind us of that fact.

  4. Kandi

    So cool, how great our God is that he is with us through us everything, and I love how He reminded you that He was there with you. Glad to hear that you a great time at the conference this weekend. Can't wait to hear about it.

    Blessings to you Eileen.

  5. Jenifer

    Yes, He was always there with you, right by your side. How wonderful that He was speaking to you through that song throughout the weekend. So glad that you are home safe and sound and had a great weekend.

  6. My daily walk in His grace!

    Hi Eileen – I love it when stuff like that happens. You feel so special to God. You know you are, but its the brush on the cheek feeling.
    God is good – all the time
    God bless
    ps: look forward to all the posts generated from your conference!

  7. Eileen

    Thanks guys! On my lunch break and just read all your nice comments. Can't wait to share more with you all.

    Caroline, so nice to get to know you!

    Tracy, I love how you described it…a brush on the cheek feeling. Very nice. Hope you guys are having a good Monday!!

  8. Phather Phil Malmstrom

    I love those moments where He makes His Presence subtly known; when everyone around us would just pass it off as coincidence, but His personal message to our hearts gets through loud and clear. 🙂

    So glad the conference went well!

    Have a Blessed Day Eileen, and welcome back!

  9. Heidi

    Awesome! He is so good all of the time! I'm so glad you had a great time, can't wait to hear more. Love Psalm 139 🙂


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