You Are Not Alone In Living By Faith

Dear Someone,

If I were in your shoes, you that wanted love so badly, but couldn’t tell it wasn’t love that you have, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is struggling to get started, you that have the itch about starting your own thing, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that from the first day you met them, they have become your most toxic addiction, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is crying your eyes to sleep every night, struggling with various emotion inside you, just to feel happy but you are not, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is looking for a shoulder to cry on because of how love makes you feel, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is crying because your boss is against you, you that is crying because your finances are in red, and you that’s crying because today is your evil day, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that can’t tell your story without it making you cry, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that held their hands through it all, but they don’t want to be held by you, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that got everything you have ever wanted to, only to realize that it wasn’t what you really needed, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that have refused to stop worrying about someone that isn’t worried about you, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is thinking your life is just an endless episode of you walking around saying “How did I get into this street of life?”, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is wondering what episode you are on in your life right now — like will there be any new characters introduced? Any season finales coming up?, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is dealing with emotional and depressive episodes, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is always understanding but never understood, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is always thinking that you are cursed because nothing ever works for you, permanently unsatisfied with what life gives you, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is having either a difficult, hard, sad, painful or traumatic anniversary, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is looking for how to give yourself space to grieve, express your emotions, process your thoughts, and take care of your needs, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that is trying to isolate yourself from everyone, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you whose emotional wounds — doubts, insecurities, loneliness, anxiety, and fear, has created a hole deep inside you, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that don’t know who you are anymore, you that is feeling fickle and unstable, seeking protection in places you won’t find it, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you whose business has folded, you that is without a job, close to eviction, nowhere to get money and zero hope for the future, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that have chosen to keep private, your struggles, hidden pains, disappointments or losses because you think no one will ever understand what it feels like to be you, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that don’t know where to go because your house is no longer a place you can call home, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that was made to think you are hard to love, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

If I were in your shoes, you that stumbled on this letter and in need of physical and emotional healing, I’d go straight to God, I’d throw myself on the mercy of God.

“IF I WERE IN YOUR SHOES”, you that has given up on God, you that have become discouraged waiting on a breakthrough, you that couldn’t see how God was going to deliver you, you that is limiting God to what you have seen or how He’s done things in the past, “I’D GO STRAIGHT TO GOD, I’D THROW MYSELF ON THE MERCY OF GOD. AFTER ALL, HE’S FAMOUS FOR GREAT AND UNEXPECTED ACTS; THERE’S NO END TO HIS SURPRISES” — Job 5:8-9 (MSG).

As you go to God in faith today, as you allow Him to help you in that situation, as you approach His throne of Grace without fear, guilt, or shame, l am praying for God to surprise you with His marvels, wonders, and extraordinary manifestations of His greatness. A day will come when your name will be known for the favour of God upon your life.

Until then, may your next blessing far outweigh the battle you are going through right now. May God take every part of your journey and writes an incredible story. ‎May He give you a testimony that will cause you to tell everyone what He did! May He open a new door for you and cause you to experience supernatural increase beyond anything you have ever experienced.

Until then, may God “give you a good life”. May He cause you to possess your possessions. May He “make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers”. May He restore you to favour — Deuteronomy 30:5 (MSG).

Until then, may God give you a new start. May He restore you to favour. May He answer your prayers without delay. May He give you that desired healing — as good as new — 1 Kings 13:6 (MSG).

Until then, stay faithful and refuse to back down. Stay faithful and refuse to give up. Stay faithful and don’t adjust your expectations based on your circumstances. Stay faithful knowing that your past doesn’t determine what God’s favour can do in your life. Stay faithful and allow your hope to grow stronger. Stay faithful and let His Word be the final authority in your life. I am praying for you and hope to hear from you soon.

In Him,
Ali Papa.


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3 thoughts on “You Are Not Alone In Living By Faith

  1. Dear Ali,

    Your words are full of hope and assurance of a better next moment.

    Thanks for all you write.

    In your own evil day, may you find seasoned words to set you on your feet, again.

    Don’t stop writing.

    You are a genius.

    Liked by 1 person

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