Daily Worship

Here for you.

October 27, 2012 0 0

Matt 19:26, 1 Peter 4:9, Philippians 4:5-7

​Matt 19:26

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”



1 Peter 4:9


“Offer hospitality to each other without grumbling…

...and if anyone serves, he should do it with the strength God provided.”




Philippians 4:5-7


“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Jesus Christ.”

​I’m here for you…


All the time?

Through trouble, nightmares, illness, loss, exams

mourning, pregnancy, birth, redundancy, divorce





We hear it so often -

I’m here for you.

But to really mean it!

That’s a hard ask

and prone to human frailty

and judgment.


Could it be, sometimes, less about the ‘doing’

(my default setting)

and more about the ‘being’?

Being constant

ready to be called on

available to listen, to comfort, to encourage,

to sustain, to uphold.


But how can I do this?

Even Jesus couldn’t be there

all the time

not even for his disciples,

never mind 

the surging crowds of urgent needy.


Yet, Lord, it does have the ring of something

that you would want from us

for others.


But I think there is only One 

who can, and is,

there for us always.

And that’s You, Lord.


So maybe, to be there for others,

I need You.

Not me busily doing what I think best

trying to be everywhere and all things. 

Sometimes ‘being there’ for others 

can really be more about me

than them!

No, I need to be with you.

I need strength and guidance

from You

through me

for the neighbour the acquaintance the friend 

the family,

for the stranger.


Prayer. Not my last resort when the going has got  too tough

but my first resource for direction before I start

and for guidance on the way.


written by Ginni Auld