‘I thought I could sneak into the living room. She felt my absence. I heard her scared voice call out for me and begin to cry.’: Mom shares touching reminder, ‘He’s still here, He always will be’

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“Our daughter woke up crying in the middle of the night, so my husband brought her into bed with us.

In the darkness, she scooted over until she could feel me, and then she nestled against me and drifted back to sleep.

When I got up this morning, in the early hour darkness, I moved ever so slowly to not wake her up.

I thought I could sneak into the living room to do my bible study while the rest of the house was sleeping.

But, as I made my way to the coffee pot, I heard her scared voice call out for me and begin to cry.

She felt my absence, and she thought I had left her.

She didn’t know I was just feet away from her.

She only knew she could no longer feel my presence.

And it made me think about something our preacher always says.

Even when we don’t ‘feel’ like God is still there with us, He is.

In the times we think He’s left us and we’re all alone because we can’t feel His presence, He’s still right there.

He hears our cries, and He’s saying, ‘Sweet child, I’m right here. I haven’t left you.’

So, this morning, if you think He has left you because right now you just can’t feel Him, oh, I promise you He hasn’t gone anywhere.

He’s still there, and He always will be.”

Courtesy of Caitlin Henderson

This story was submitted to Love What Matters by Caitlin Henderson of Faith, Farming and Family. You can follow her journey on her website. Submit your story here, and subscribe to our best stories in our free newsletter here.

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