2 From the ends of the earth I call to you,
I call as my heart grows faint;
lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
3 For you have been my refuge,
a strong tower against the foe.
I’m heading out today.
On a five-hour trip to Pittsburgh to attend Beth Moore’s Living Proof Conference.
It’s one of those trips that has had so many ups and downs since saying “yes” to attending…………
That I have to believe God wants me there.
I feel so many times like I am in the waters of this world tossed to and fro by events, circumstances, grief, my kid’s schedules, even people’s words………..
And yet there’s that promise I can’t ignore…….
The one that says “lead me to the Rock that is higher than I”
Why does the Psalmist believe God can do this?
Because he goes on to say, “For You have been my Refuge, a strong tower against the foe.”
And I believe that God has been that for me. My Refuge. My Strong Tower.
So today as I journey onto literally “unfamiliar roads” (interstates, city traffic, etc.), I will be looking up for courage and direction.
Yes, Tim has the GPS all set up for me and a Mapquest map printed out.
Yes, Anita will be right there beside me to read the directions if I get confused.
But more than that I’m going to have to look up! And believe that God is truly leading me to a Rock that is higher than I.
We’re stopping at camp on the way to hug Olivia and help her pack up a bit. She’ll come home with Tim and sleep all day, I’m sure! I’ve heard through the grapevine that she has had a great week!
I’ll be home tomorrow evening, so I’ll let you know how the conference goes. I’ll try to refrain from finding myself on the floor at the feet of Beth Moore this time!!
Have a wonderful Friday and thank you for every prayer for our safety.
So much love,
Praying the conference is just the retreat you need…and that God meets you there in a wonderful way! Be safe 🙂
Thank you for sharing your heart with us. You have been an encouragement to me. I lost my mother on May 14th this year, she was 61 yrs old. I have never felt closer to God than I do right now. It is amazing how God is there for you when you need Him the most. My mother died of stage 4 breast cancer that spread to her liver. I was with her the last 3 wks of her life. It was very hard to watch her die, but God was my strength. One night when I felt I couldn’t take anymore, I prayed to God asking Him to show me a scripture that would help me know He was there with me. I opened my Bible to Psalm 46:1. I immediately felt peace…. knowing that God was my strength and refuge in times of trouble. I am so awed at the love God shows us. Insignificant little me…. asked my Creator for comfort and He gave it to me. Not only with scripture, but from family and friends who were there for Dad and me. Tammy, please know that you are not alone in your grieving. It’s a bittersweet feeling for me. Sad, because I miss mom and want to talk to her…. but happy because she is young again… no more sorrow or pain in Heaven. I hope you feel God’s loving hand each day, and know that He is there.