Yesterday and again today, my thoughts were focused on Psalm 121 - a psalm that I love. I often read this Psalm to Omi (Mom Klassen's mom) when she was dying, and I also read this Psalm to Mom as well. I love it. It directs my gaze upward.
It talks about our Lord God as our helper, our protector along our journey. Yes ... along the journey! And what a journey we are on. Each of our journeys are different - but none the less are not always easy. My journey has been full of uphill climbs and down hill coasting ... it has been full of mountain top experiences as well as deep valley lows The journey has not been an easy one, but it has been one where I have been stretched, and grown and changed to become the woman that I am today. Sometimes I don't recognize myself or the life now ... but I know who has carried me through all the steps and the journey, and I am thankful that HE, my Lord, is the one fully in control. Yes FULLY ... even though I still ask him many "WHY GOD?" questions.
At the end of today's Quiet Time, I was asked in study to transform PSALM 121 into my own prayer:
Here it is. Perhaps you could write your own too, based on this favorite Psalm 121.