I want to share the lyrics with you to a song that I love. The song is called His Eyes Never Close by Sherri Youngward. If you click on the link you can hear a snippet of the song; it's song 10.
When your race is reduced to a crawl
And your hands are weak from holding on
Keep your eyes fixed straight ahead
To the one who walked this way before you
Child stop weeping
God already knows
Even while you are sleeping
His eyes never close
Though the clouds may hide
The stars at night
Still I know, they haven’t lost their shine
Though the rains will come
So will the sun, God’s faithfulness
Is sure as the dawn
So close you eyes
And rest a while
Don’t be afraid
Jesus has walked this way
My favorite part of the song is the line "though the clouds may hide the stars at night, still I know they haven't lost their shine." I think this line paints a beautiful picture. Life definitely brings dark times and in those times of suffering it is easy to forget that God is there and that He cares. This song reminds me to keep leaning into Him, for He is Faithful and True.
I read the following verses today and I think that they go along well with the lyrics from the song.
Since Jesus went through everything you're going through
and more, learn to think like Him. Think of you sufferings
as a weaning from that old sinful habit of always expecting
to get your own way. Then you'll be able to live out your days
free to pursue what God wants instead of being tyrannized by
what you want.
I Peter 4:1-2 The Message
I pray these words meet you where you are at in this moment in time. That you will be able to fall into His arms even during the hard moments. And know that He walked this way before you and He invites you to continue to walk with Him.