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"God is...

is God. He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End. He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all He keeps. He is the Architect of the universe and the Manager of all times. He is risen and brings power. He reigns and brings Peace. He is the wisdom of the wise, He is the power of the powerful, He is the ancient of days, He is the ruler of rulers, He is the leader of leaders, He is the overseer of the overcomers, He is the sovereign Lord of all that was and is and is to come.
He is light, love, and Lord. He is Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness, and God. He is Holy, Righteous, mighty, powerful, and pure. He is my redeemer, He is my saviour, He is my guide, He is my peace, He is my Joy, He is my comfort, He is my Lord.
He always was, He always is, He always will be Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, Never Undone.
He was bruised and bought healing. He was pierced and eased pain. He was persecuted and bought freedom. He was dead and bought life.
The world can’t understand Him, The armies can’t defeat Him, The schools can’t explain Him, The leaders can’t ignore Him, The Pharisees couldn't confuse Him, The people couldn't hold Him! The New Age can’t replace Him,
Herod couldn't kill Him, Nero couldn't crush Him, Hitler couldn't silence Him, Dawkins can’t explain Him away! His ways are right, His word is eternal, His will is unchanging, His mind is on me! His burden is light, His goal for me is abundant life, He rules my life.
I serve Him because His bond is love, I follow Him because He is, He will never leave me, He will never forsake me, He will never mislead me, He will never forget me, he will never overlook me, He will never cancel my appointment in His appointment book!
When I fall, He lifts me up. When I fail, He forgives. When I am weak, He is strong. When I am lost, He is the way. When I am afraid, He is my courage. When I stumble, he steadies me. When I am hurt, He heals me. When I am broken, He mends me. When I am blind, He leads me. When I am hungry, He feeds me. When I face trials, He is with me. When I face persecution, He steels me. When I face problems, He comforts me. When I face loss, He provides for me. When I face Death, He carries me home!
He is everything for everybody, everywhere, every time, and every way.
He is God, He is faithful, I am His, and He is mine!
God is in control, I am on His side, and that means all is well with my soul!!"

This week a Wellspringer from our Central Watford Congregation, Kenneth Jardine showed me this incredible piece of encouragement. I wanted you all to have the chance to read this and as you do so I pray that you too will conclude 'it is well with my soul'. Have a great week!

Love to you all

Helen Roberts
Senior Associate Minister