Psalm 121

Posted by on Aug 29, 2008 in Blog Posts | 0 comments

It’s Friday and we have the joy of an extra day of rest on Monday. I hope most of you have that day off as well to spend with family, friends, or at home catching up on stuff. Sometimes, there is no better word than that one , “stuff”.

Below is a picture I took the last time we were in Highlands, NC. The sunset was too magnificent to not capture on film (even digitally). I am posting it with one of my favorites, Psalm 121. It has been a wonderful passage to me in the past when I was recovering from surgery after skin cancer. I think the “sun not smiting me” really spoke to me during those days as I dealt with things that vanity pushes into a woman’s mind as I wondered if I would ever be pretty again.

That was 12 years ago and I have been fine ever since. God used Rob in wonderful ways during that period of time and I was reminded that he is a much more compassionate person as he took care of me and helped me over a big hurdle (a mountain, so to speak).

Recently, this passage is coming back into my life as I watch those I love deal with things they do not understand. Like Habakkuk they ask God if He is even aware of the trial they are facing. Does He even see the evil that prevails and no justice seems to be forthcoming? It’s hard to understand. It’s hard to encourage those we love when they ask these questions. So, we pray that like Habakkuk, they too will reach the point in their dialogue with the Lord where they can once more recognize who He is and put their trust in Him. That He sees, He will judge and they will be on the mountaintop; their hinds’ feet on the high places because He is God.

To those who wonder:

PSALM 121

I will lift up my eyes to the mountains;
From where shall my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun will not smite you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
The Lord will protect you from all evil;
He will keep your soul.
The Lord will guard your going out and your coming in
From this time forth and forever.

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