Monday, June 6, 2011

Jump.


Surrendering the safety of the deck chair, she cautiously approaches the pool's edge. His irresistible voice calls her to come closer. As the distance between them wanes, another more menacing voice whispers, "can you be so sure that He will catch, much less keep you?" For a moment, she entertains the thought of her feet leaving the ground beneath only to be met with water--no firm hands to grab her. Sweetly, a whisper interrupts the vision, "He is strong and He is good. He will not only catch you, He will keep you." The only courage she finds is when her eyes are locked on His. Though the doubts linger, they are drowned out by His beckoning. Her toes dangle. Her knees bend.

She jumps.

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
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 shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forever more.

Psalm 121


17 comments:

Julie Keefe said...

You have no idea how I needed this today. Trusting God in the fear of miscarriage,
Julie

Patty Straub said...

The most wonderful, heartfilling, soul humbling poem I've read in quite some time. Thank you & as I light my candle for my daddy right now, I will continue my prayer for you this day. <3

Rachelle said...

Amen!

HD said...

Did you write that yourself? Those words are amazingly beautiful. Your children will definitely cherish those someday.

Mrs.Olson said...

Love it !

Jasmine. said...

right on time. thank you, so much. God bless. :)

Aleks "OLA" Stewart said...

Love reading your thoughts. You are gifted. Thank you for using words to speak to our hearts.

Noelle Ritter said...

so well said. love this. thank you Lauren.

Kristin Shyla said...

That echos in my heart. Everyday. He's got me. My sun and shield, the giver of grace and glory. Such a great reminder!

Charissa Steyn said...

Lovely post. I am in that season of jumping...my toes are dangling...

Autherine@Boysrising said...

I love this post! Thanks for the prayer and I will pass it on.

Autherine said...

I really enjoyed your post and recognized you on my blog. http://boysrising.blogspot.com/2011/07/my-first-blog-award.html

Kara said...

Love this...He will not slumber.
Thankful He can be trusted.
And thank you for sharing...

Sandy@Jesus and Dark Choc said...

From who does our help come from? Amen, we can call out to the Lord in our good times and difficult times and He is there! :) Enjoyed reading your blog, just came across it....you have had quite a journey. And such a beautiful family! We have had our own tough times this year with my hubs. So yes I get it!! It's not always an easy path, but I can not imagine walking it alone.

allyavozani said...

Hello Lauren. I love that you have maintained being that Godly woman whose foundation is the Lords. I listen to Matts sermons every night before bed. He is just hilarious!... Whenever you can email me I wanted to ask you questions on how it was waiting for your husband while you were single and stuff. take care!! <3


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Beth said...

I'm blessed by your blog. You have wonderful thoughts, and an equally wonderful way of expressing them. I lost my Father a month ago and it has left me in a foreign place - a place I've never been before. I'm thinking about many things, and your writing has warmed my heart.

Sophia Anne said...

i love reading your blog and i'm praying for your family.
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