You're Still God

August 13, 2019
by Cheryl Mariano (Cheremiah)

Isaiah 54:10 – "Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the Lord, who has compassion on you. (NIV)

When our oldest son passed away due to illness, I wrote the song, "You're Still God". You can click here to listen to a recording of it.

    You're Still God

    You're still God in the midst of the trembling quake
    You're still God even when our heart breaks
    You're still God and God You will always be
    You're still God, You're still God

    You're still God when there's rumors of wars and death
    You're still God when our loved ones take their final breath
    You're still God and God you will always be
    You're still God, You're still God

    You're still God, You're more than enough for me
    You're still God and God You will always be
    You're still God and my heart cries, Abba Father
    You're still God, You're still God, You're still God

One thing is certain: adversity does not play favourites. There comes a time in each of our lives when we must choose to overcome the inevitable challenges that we will surely encounter on life's journey.

Often when we are faced with the sorrow and grief of losing someone, there is the tendency to blame God and want to turn away from Him, thinking that He doesn't know or care how we feel. It is so easy to forget how God Himself must have felt when He lost His only begotten Son as a sacrifice for our sins, because of His great love for us!

John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (KJV)

When Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to worship the golden image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, the king threated to throw them into the fiery furnace. They replied:

Daniel 3:17-18 – If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up. (NIV)

In other words, "Even if God doesn't deliver us, He's still God, and we will continue to serve Him and Him alone."

Though we face catastrophes, the loss of loved ones, hurts, disappointments, setbacks, and sadness in life, may we never estrange ourselves from the love of Almighty God. To move away from God or to draw closer to Him will define the ultimate success of each of our lives.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, please minister to the hearts of hurting people everywhere. May they cling to You ever so tightly, though the way be dark and the questions and uncertainties seemingly insurmountable. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

About the author:

Cheryl Mariano (Cheremiah) <cherylmariano@gmail.com>
Chandler, Arizona, USA

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  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Beautiful, Cheremiah.


    Amen, sister. So true!


    Beautiful song, thank you Cheremiah!


    Amen Cheryl, thank you for a good word this day.
    Blessings.


    Thank you, Cheryl, for your faithfulness and sharing your talents with us.


    Loved the devotional and was touched by the singing of the beautiful song. God bless you.


    Once again you lift our eyes heavenward! Thanks for writing and sharing this devotional. Blessings.


    God gave you a gift with words. I will share it with those I visit.
    You have blessed me today.


    Thanks for sharing your song and for this beautiful devotion. It’s very timely in so many ways. God bless you and please keep writing!


    This is such a truth I wish and pray people would get it in their hearts and minds. No matter what, He Is God and He is right there with us.
    God bless.


    Dear Cheryl,
    Thank you very much for your thorough-going gospel message.
    Keep writing, for Jesus ‘ sake.
    Amen.


    Dear Cheryl,
    Thank you for today’s devotional and the wonderful music you recorded.
    He is, and will always be, our Father Abba.
    Blessings.


    Welcome words Cheryl,
    My beloved sister-in-law in Scotland died suddenly and we are still coming to terms with the huge loss to many of us.
    Thank you.
    Blessings.


    Hi Cheremiah,
    I remember when you sent me this recording a few months ago. I enjoyed listening to it then, and to it today.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful message with us!
    Blessings.


    Absolutely beautiful Cheryl. The words and music to “Your Still God” resonated through my soul today, just when I was feeling beaten and discouraged with fighting health issues. Thank you. I am sure it did that for you when you had to face the loss of your son. Both your music and devotional has been precious to me today. God Bless You.


    Dear Cheryl,
    Thank you for your honest sharing of how you came through a difficult time in your life. I lost my older brother when we were both teens and I marvelled how my parents made it through this difficult time. Being a Christian and having a Christian community for support was helpful. I am sure your devotional will help others.


    Cheryl,
    Thank you so much for your thought-provoking devotional and for sharing such a painful time in your life with us. I am struggling with major health issues and what keeps popping in my head is “be still and let God”. So, you devotional truly speaks to me.
    Thank you.
    Blessings to you.


    Dear Cheremiah,
    A very heart touching devotional. Thank you for writing and sharing another very meaningful poem/song. What heart break you endured losing your son but your love for God and God’s ever ready and lasting love for you is the healing touch in such circumstances. May you be abundantly blessed for your reverence to our almighty Lord.
    (B.C.)


    Dear Cheremiah,
    You never cease to amaze me! I just heard the song and the words, music, and your voice are all beautiful.
    I am glad you are so strong in your faith. I wish I was as much because I falter often but then I remember His unfailing help when I have needed it and He has been merciful and good.
    God bless you Cheremiah.


    Dear Cheremiah,
    This song fills my soul with your exquisite representation of God’s presence during the saddest time during a mother’s life. I know I am blessed through the expression of your faith through poetry and music. Many others will also be blessed as they listen. Keep writing as the Spirit of God leads you because your gift honors the Lord, uplifts your heart, and it
    enlightens the receiver.
    Blessings to you.


    Another good and very true reading you have written for today. I am so sorry you have suffered the terrible grief of losing a child to illness. I am very glad that your faith allows God to minister to you in such cruel grief. As you already know my testimony is the same in times of tragic grief. It was 17 years ago that my brother was murdered as he went out for a stroll one very hot evening. The next night when the police phoned us with the news, I remembered my grandfather’s words – “Never turn your back on God no matter what happens in life”. I pray your reading will speak to someone today who is experiencing severe grief. Bless you Cheryl.


    Thank you for sharing another of your lovely poems.


    Cheryl,
    So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing your inspirational words of faith.
    God Bless.


    Dear Cheremiah,
    I wish I could give you a hug.
    Thank you for sharing the loss of your son (I’m so sorry) and pointing to the Lord, where you find comfort.
    Your Song is very riveting and also God Honoring, it has embedded in my mind. It is my heart cry also.


    Hi Cheremiah
    Thank you for your very good devotional. Sorry to read about your son, but you are right – whatever happens in our lives, God is still God.
    Blessings.

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