Reflecting on God’s Presence

I’m joining the Five Minute Friday community with Kate Motaung…5 minutes, no rewriting, and a one word prompt…


This time of year invites us to reflect back over the past months before starting fresh with a new year.

I’ll be honest…some years I don’t want to look back or remember what the year held. I’d rather it slip out the door quietly while I look forward.

This could be one of those years. It. Was. Hard.

But, I find myself remembering anyway. The good times and the bad. And looking for God in both.

He was there in all of it. And that’s what I want to reflect on.

God’s presence in the time of trouble.

God’s comfort in the midst of turmoil.

God’s protection when I couldn’t see it.

Remembering He was there then reminds me that He is here now. And He will be here tomorrow. And next week. And next year.

Even when I can’t see His hand, He is at work.

Even when I can’t feel His presence, He is with me.

Every day. Every hour. Every minute.

Are you looking back over the year before the next one begins? Where can you see God was at work…even if you couldn’t see it at the time?

In Christ,

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  1. Wonderfully said. It is indeed good to reflect both the good times and the bad, because God is a God amidst all circumstances. :)

  2. My year has been a hard one, too. But thanks be to God He has never left either one of us.
    Glad to have connected with you at Thought-Provoking Thursday.
    Have a good day, Laura

  3. Sometimes we have to be a ways down the path before we can look back and see the hand of God in our Job seasons. I was just telling someone today about how it took me over a decade to look back on our most difficult year and see how God was setting us up back then for something key that is currently happening in our life for His kingdom.

  4. Remembering, with Christ at our side, can be a comfort and remembering Christ is with us as we move forward - what a gift!

  5. Yes, Laura, these reflections are how God wants us to look upon His Presence in our lives each day, each moment. Thanks you for the reminder to look upon them with love and adoration for the One Who is always there.


Thank you for sharing your thoughts!