Wednesday, July 23, 2014

God Is Near


                                           Looking back along the years
                                           I can see the hand of God
                                           Leading me down every path
                                           that my feet have trod

                                           I can see the long, steep hills
                                           that I dreaded so to climb
                                           Now I know he went with me
                                           up them everytime

                                           And I think he walked with me
                                           when I thought I walked alone
                                           Through those far away shadows, dark
                                           valleys I have known

                                           And the times I could not walk
                                           he carried me on through
                                           The sorrows and heartaches
                                           he lessened them too

                                           Though I am only human
                                           he knows me very well
                                           Without him by my side
                                           I would be nothing but a shell

                                           So today why should I doubt
                                           and today why should I fear
                                           Sometimes I shall look and see
                                           even now, God is near

                                          © Susie Swanson, 2014

For several months now I have been in a battle with Health Issues. For reasons I don't care to go into I can not give any details at this time.. I'm now under three Specialists and still have a long ways to travel. Even though my journey has been a long one there's lots of folks out there in far worse shapes and I'm praying for all of them and ya'll as well. I know ya'll have been praying for me and that's what's kept me going. The power of Prayer is an awesome thing and we serve an awesome Father that loves us and sticks by us through thick and thin. What can I say, God is Good All The Time. I want to thank each one of you for your prayers,. Because of my Sickness I'm taking a break from my Blog until my health improves. It has become increasingly difficult for me to keep up with anything these days. I miss all of you and visiting your posts. I have always looked forward to all of them but since I got sick it's been very hard to keep in touch. I'll be back as soon as I can and until then ya'll hold down the fort and May God Bless each one. ~ Susie


  1. Beautiful poem, Susie, and I'm feeling very sad. Sad because you are sick. Oh how I hope our loving Father will heal you.
    Love to you dear friend,

    1. Awe, thank you so much Charlotte. He will in his time. God Bless!!

  2. Lovely poem, Susie. Please take care and take all the time you need to get well. You will be missed, but your health has to come first. Prayers for you that you will soon be feeling well again. Big hugs to you.

  3. Beautiful poem, Susie... Thanks be to God that HE is always with us --through all of our trials and our JOYS.... God Bless You... You are constantly in my prayers.

  4. Your poem is quite beautiful, Susie. Your paragraph at the end about your health greatly touched my heart and your positive attitude is a real blessing and encouragement to see. You will be in my prayers as you battle through this. God IS near and He IS the great Physician. Sending hugs your way!

  5. I hope you find a solution and recover quickly. I'll be looking to see if you post once in awhile.

  6. Dear sweet Susie, I will hold you in my prayers. Please drop in once in a while. We care about you.blessings, xoxo,Susie

    1. Thank you sweet friend. blessings to you as well. xo

  7. Susie, I understand completely. Focus on what is good in your life, there are always so many things to be thankful for, even in the midst of trouble. That's what I'm trying to do, too, and praying for you, too! Sending lots of love and hugs your way, Elaine

  8. July 29: Just me again checking on you. You have been on my mind today.. SO--decided to write and say that I'm thinking about you. Hope you are feeling better. Hugs and Prayers, Betsy

  9. Susie,
    Sorry to hear about your health issues. I hope and pray all is going well with you. I miss your posting your wonderful poetry, but will continue to keep you in my prayers.

  10. Oh Susie, I do hope you're feeling better. Yes, God is always with us, and I have said a prayer for you also. What a special poem this is, very simple and good. August will be a busy month for us, but I will be thinking of you along the way.

    Take care, my sweet friend.