Originally penned November 2007
I was just coming off a brief devotional time over coffee when it hit me.
While clipping dead herb growth with the lyrics to the hymn, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," running through my mind, along came the part that says, "Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide." So all my life I thought of the word "cheer," there, as "cheer up." Sunshine, blue skies, la la la--but today, over dead oregano and marjoram stems, I believe the Lord put a new slant on it. He's cheering us on, saying, "You go! I'm on your side. I love you more than your mind can grasp this side of heaven. If you fall, I'm here to pick you up. I am your loving Daddy-Abba. You can make it...".
So if I get disgruntled and/or discouraged today--quite likely--I hope to remember I have a Cheerleader--the Creator of the Universe, no less--to set my mind and feet on higher ground. "If God be for us, who can be against us?" (From Romans, Chapter 8)