Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Psalm 121

Why worry :)?

Because it is the easiest thing to do in all the world!

I can so quickly worry about all sorts of things - present things, future things, past things. My God-given imagination runs wild as my human nature wrestles with the realities of this world. What if what if what if.


The events of our summer have reminded me - uncomfortably - how things happen very differently than you expect sometimes. That is something I struggle to reconcile. I want things to be safe, secure, free of pain and harm.

And sometimes the LORD permits a reminder that He is in charge and I am not.

And then I ask - Dear LORD, how should I pray in all of this? Where are you in all this worry :)?

And slowly, carefully, surely the answer comes...

I lift my eyes to the hills - where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip - he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
The LORD watches over you - the LORD is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.
The LORD will keep you from all harm - he will watch over your life;
the LORD will watch over your coming and going
both now and forever more.
Psalm 121

Oh LORD. Forgive my worrying heart.


Ruth said...

amen my friend. thank you for sharing this. it touched my heart. i am reading a book by viktor frankl -- and this post links in with it aswell. :)

Robin Fehr said...

A great reminder I agree.
These are the scriptures we SHOULD be filling our minds with always.

Tanis Lemoine said...

I love that scripture as well. I love his promises to us. When I read your write up I got goosebumps.
Know that you are always in our prayers.
(I love those little peanuts too:))