Not For A Moment

The last few weeks have been marked by a heaviness in my chest. So many friends and family members are walking through seasons of loss, disappointment, waiting, or hurting. Miscarriage. Cancer that’s spread. Questions unanswered. Plans that fell through. With the approach of February 2 (what would have been our son Carter’s fourth birthday), my own heart aches a little more intensely than normal.

This morning at church, we sang “Not For A Moment (After All)”—a song that wrecks me every time. I usually end up just standing there, mouthing the words because I’ve lost all ability to make sound as tears stream down my face. Each time I hear this song, I’m transported back to how God walked me through my own dark seasons, and I’m reminded that He’ll do it over and over again. Today. Tomorrow. In the years to come. In our worst-case scenarios.

I want to share this song with you today, so that you may also be reminded of God’s abundant faithfulness and love for you. Together, even in our pain and worn spirits, may we cling to His truth in desperate hope. He is near.

Not for a Moment (After All)

by Meredith Andrews

You were reaching through the storm
Walking on the water
Even when I could not see
In the middle of it all
When I thought You were a thousand miles away
Not for a moment did You forsake me
Not for a moment did You forsake me

CHORUS
After all You are constant
After all You are only good
After all You are sovereign
Not for a moment will You forsake me
Not for a moment will You forsake me

You were singing in the dark
Whispering Your promise
Even when I could not hear
I was held in Your arms
Carried for a thousand miles to show
Not for a moment did You forsake me

Chorus

And every step every breath You are there
Every tear every cry every prayer
In my heart at my worst
When my world falls down
Not for a moment will You forsake me
Even in the dark
Even when it’s hard
You will never leave me
After all

Chorus

Not for a moment will You forsake me

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