Many are the partings on life's pathway,
Rending our souls
and washing our eyes with tears.
If in this life our hearts with God
are bound up,
He'll give us strength
and dissipate our fears.
Our Comforter is He in times of deepest grief,
And though we feel our hearts will never mend,
He's always there to bring us sweet relief.
Our hands in God's, our feet to follow after;
Considering His path, we shall not roam.
He goes before, dear Light of life still shining,
To guard our ways
and bring us safely home.
When Paul had to leave the believers of Ephesus, he told them frankly, "Compelled by the Spirit, I am going.....not knowing what will happen to me there....if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me....."
"....he knelt down with all of them and prayed. They all wept as they embraced him and kissed him. What grieved them most was his statement that they would never see his face again. Then they accompanied him to the ship."
His charge to them was this: "Now I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up....."
God is faithful. When we draw near to Him, He draws near to us. He is an amazing God of comfort when we are in need. He loves you.