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Every Heartbeat

My heart feels alive knowing that I am treasured, loved and precious in the eyes of the one who made me. Oh my God, I stand in wonder for why you have chosen me as your child.  I am far from worthy, full of flaws and faults, yet you stretched out your hand to me.

You love and accept me regardless.  Regardless of my past, the mess ups, the poor decisions, the shortcomings and my failures.  Instead, you see me as someone worth saving.  Someone worth loving. 

Over the years, I have listened and ignored you.  I have responded and rejected you.  I have sought my own will for my life and merrily made decisions. All the while, you have stood there, never far away and waiting for me to realise that life is so much sweeter with you.   I look back and see years that could have been so much better, had I just asked you to lead.  

You are the constant in an ever changing world.  A world that demands so much of me and has the potential to pick me up, twist me around, throw me against the wind like a feather and leave me a battered and bruised mess.  The world does not care about me, but you do.

When I am distressed, you are there. You wrap your arms of love so tightly around me that I feel completely secure in you. When I worry or am anxious, you remind me that you are there with me.  You walk beside me and carry me through the darkest of days, the most troubling times.

There are days, when I turn away from you in the busyness of life. Days when I slip up, stress out and fall down so heavily that my body aches from the impact.  Yet you are there.   When I try to do so much in my own strength and then wonder why it doesn't work out, you are there to turn it all around.  When I cry out through the pain, the hurt and life's disappointments due to decisions made on a whim and without consult, you are there. 

You are always there.  I can go to the end of the earth but you are there. You see very breath that I take, every beat of my heart, every sweat that I raise, every tear that falls and every time I close my eyes.  When there is barely enough strength in my legs to rise, you help me to run.  You, my God are all I need.

It is hard to imagine life without you. I see so many people alive but not living.  To live abundantly is only possible with you. For in you, is my hope, my peace, my strength, my joy, my goals, my dreams, my everything. Let every beat of my heart be one of passion and desire to seek the life you predestined me for.  I don't want an average life, I want an extraordinary one.

What an amazing God.  To hear my cries, to heal my hurt, to comfort, protect and propel me forward.  You stretch me beyond my comfort zone. In you, I can achieve so much more than I ever could on my own.   

You are were impossible begins.  Let me be brave enough to venture out from the shore to where the waves roll.  Out to a place where certainty is uncertain but where you securely stand.   Let a passion arise within me, that compels me to pursue by faith, what lies on the horizon with you.

My heart sings knowing that today, is another day that we get to spend together.  Today, I can spend time with you and feel your presence.  You are there.  Beside me. Always.




Lynnelle Richardson - author the faith journals


 I'm Lynnelle - wife, mum of two, women of faith who enjoys great coffee.  Read my personal journals of faith as God leads and directs me on this life journey.  To contact me, click the button below!


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  • Every Heartbeat

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    Thanks for this powerful encouragement Lynnelle. It's so good to be reminded of His presence being always with us xx
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