(This picture was taken in 2013 when the Forsyth Jail & Prison Ministries’ staff traveled to Israel. We were on the way up to Jerusalem. No matter which direction you travel in Israel, Jerusalem is always up, as it is the highest point in the land. No wonder David chose it as his stronghold.)
With all that is happening in the world, as well as the shock waves running through our immediate family, my soul has been drenched in a jumble of emotions, spilling out through my eyes and–not so quietly–through my mouth. Desperation attempts to consume me. It eats through hours of sleeplessness and keeps my soul restless.
What a great comfort these last few days have been. We are friend-blessed and have felt your prayers for our family. Our hearts are overwhelmed with gratitude for the love you have shown. And, interestingly, not only did my mind go to Psalm 121, but I have also had friends reference it in their communications with me. That, my friends, is a God thing. This psalm reminds me that my help comes from the Lord. I have to focus my eyes above the challenges facing our family and look to the hills to God, who is my refuge and my strength. This promise has brought shouts of joy to my soul. Also, while searching the scriptures this morning, I found this:
Isaiah 41:10 – “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
God’s Word. Love.
What about you? Is your life on a roller-coaster these days? There certainly is a lot to throw us off the tracks, isn’t there? Look to the hills, precious person. God will not allow your foot to slip. The One who keeps us does not sleep. He holds us up with His righteous right hand. He’s fully aware of it all and completely in charge.
Love you guys. Have a blessed day.
And remember, it’s all about HIM.
I Love your blog Claudette. It is always refreshing to hear what you have to say. Yes, I have to say I have been on the roller coaster ride during the past few months. There is a lot to throw us off the tracks but I’m not talking about the issues our country is having. And yes, it is all about HIM.
Thank you Shelley. I really appreciate your thoughts.