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Where are You, Lord?

Where are You, Lord? Poem by Caroline Gavin of Purposeful Pathway Coaching

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Where are You, Lord Jesus?


“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10


Where are You, Lord?

Where could You be?

Where are You, Lord?

Come be with me.


This pathway I cannot

Travel on my own,

This journey I cannot

Make all alone.


“My daughter, My child,

I am always here;

You need never search,

I am always near.”


“Should you feel

That I am far from you,

Remember this cannot be,

No, this cannot be true.”


“I dwell in your heart,

Yes, there I do live,

While to you many graces

I joyfully give.”


“Yet when you fear,

When you worry needlessly,

It is harder to feel

That you are close to me.”


“So I tell you now

Be at peace, My child,

Then you will feel My love,

Powerful yet mild.”


“Release your fears,

Place them in My hand;

Remember eternal good

For you I have planned.”


“Never will I leave you,

I am always by your side;

In your heart I live,

In My heart you abide.”


 I look up at You,

I savor the words You say;

Thank You for being with me

Every step of my pathway.


For this pathway I cannot

Travel on my own,

This journey I cannot

Make all alone.


Yes, thank You, Jesus,

For being here with me;

I am Yours and You are mine

For all eternity.



© 2013 Caroline Gavin

How has Jesus shown that He is always by your side?
What does He say when you call, “Where are you, Lord?”

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  • Lynelle

    The reality that Jesus walks with me each step, no matter how difficult the path, has comforted me countless times. In the first few days after our son died, I sometimes felt like I was closed up in a small, dark room with no way to get out, and I would start to panic. After a couple of weeks, I started visualizing Jesus with me in that dark, difficult place, and that thought calmed me. I am so grateful that He goes with me, even thought it means He must travel through all the pain and sorrow as well.

    • http://PurposefulPathway.com/ Caroline Gavin

      Dearest Lynelle, thank you for sharing so candidly. My heart aches for you in the loss of your son. Praise Jesus that He is always with us; how comforting to know what we sow in tears we will reap with songs of joy. Our Lord holds our hand tenderly every step of our pathways. May His blessings of peace and love continue to abound to you…