09/22/2022–The Beginning, the Middle, and the End

09/22/2022–The Beginning, the Middle, and the End

Two days ago, I was just waking up (in the late afternoon, as usual), and these words came out. They had been playing through my “half-dreams” for a while, before I finally sat up to begin my day. They were sung…in my spirit.

God is my beginning, my middle, and my end.
He is my creator, my sustainer, and my keeper.
He is my designer, my crafter, and my finisher.
He is my maker, my protector, and my shepherd.
As God was, and is, and always will be, so am I,
because of Him, through Him, and with Him…

I don’t remember the tune, but the words will stick with me, through thick and through thin…forever…and ever…amen!

About an hour ago, I searched Bible Gateway for the beginning line. Here are just a few of the scriptures that came up, from that single line:

Isaiah 46:3-4 (NKJV)
“Listen to Me, O house of Jacob,
And all the remnant of the house of Israel,
Who have been upheld by Me from birth,
Who have been carried from the womb:
Even to your old age, I am He,
And even to gray hairs I will carry you!
I have made, and I will bear;
Even I will carry, and will deliver you.

Psalm 63:1-2 (NKJV)
O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for you; my flesh longs for you.
In a dry and thirsty land where there is no water,
so I have looked for you in the sanctuary,
to see Your power and Your glory.

Psalm 139:1-18 (NKJV)
O Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up.
You understand my thought(s) afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
and are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
but behold, O Lord…you know it altogether!
You have hedged me behind and before,
and laid your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.
It is high. I cannot attain it [by myself].
Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend into Heaven, you are there!
If I make my bed in hell, behold! You are there!
If I take the wings of the morning,
or dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
even there your hand shall lead me,
and your right hand shall hold me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
even the night shall be light about me.
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from you.
but the night shines as the day.
The darkness and the light are both alike to you,
For you formed my inward parts.
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Marvelous are your works, and that my soul knows very well.
My frame was not hidden from you, when I was made in secret
and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
Your eyes saw my substance, while being yet unformed,
and in your Book, they all were written–
the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.
How precious, also, are your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand.
When I am awake, I am still with you.

NOTE: No copyright notice is necessary to quote this amount of scripture from the NKJV. It’s acceptable to quote up to 500 verses, as long as you don’t quote a whole book. Also, you can CLICK HERE, to read all of Psalm 139 at Bible Gateway, in a new tab.

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