Are you there God? It’s me, Dori. I haven’t talked to you in so long other than a passing thought here and there. Although I guess there were my many requests to release me from the constant turmoil that my days ruminated in. I remember the days I would walk around those walls that held me captive, begging you to release me, and you did. You released me in a very unexpected way, but I thank you. I thank you for the unknown road in front of me, and the husband you put beside me. What a blessing he has been in my life.
Never in a million years would I have guessed this would have been your way. Never in a million years would I have guessed I’d be sitting here today with this life. I wouldn’t trade it for the world. The failures, the mistakes, the loneliness, and even the cancer.
Are you there God? My eyes have water in them at the very thought of your magnificent power. It has been said you are the Living Water. Perhaps that is why our eyes fill with tears when our hearts break or even when we feel joy. You are all around us and in us but the world forgets about you. But today, Lord, as water fills my eyes I remember you.
Are you there God? I see you when my husband squeezes my hand and tells me: “Don’t worry we’ve got this, we will figure it out.” He provides that unconditional love that I never thought I would ever be lucky enough to have. You are there God, in him, in myself, and everywhere I am. We are all right where we are supposed to be at this very moment. I want to tell the world that you are there for everyone should they reach out and search for you. (If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. Jeremiah 29:13 NLT)
Are you there God? Are you silently waiting for us to shut off the radio or the television? Are you there when we step outside into nature and are surrounded by everything you created? Yes, I believe you are, you really are.