Psalm 61

1 Hear my cry, O God;
listen to my prayer.

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,