Friday, January 31, 2014

Comforting words

"I look to the mountains;where will my help come from? 2My help will come from the LORD,who made heaven and earth. 3He will not let you fall;your protector is always awake. 4The protector of Israelnever dozes or sleeps.5The LORD will guard you;he is by your side to protect you.6The sun will not hurt you during the day,nor the moon during the night. 7The LORD will protect you from all danger;he will keep you safe.8He will protect you as you come and gonow and forever."--Psalms 121:-8 (GNT)

This has always been a favorite Psalm. It's been a hard week. I had steroid injections in my hips for bursitis on Tuesday and haven't been in that much pain, or felt so physically alone, in my recent memory.

Today, my Dad undergoes a very painful test to determine which areas of his back need to be fused. They put him to sleep, put the needle in, wake him up, then keep poking to find the worst spots. Yeah, ouch.

Right now I'm up way too early to try to study this overwhelming material for a credentialing exam, feeling and being now even more behind after having had last week held hostage by the flu.

So, these words are so comforting. Nothing will happen today, the day whenever Dad finally has his surgery, April 12 (day of my exam), or any other day that will catch my Lord my surprise. He's got this, and he's got me. As they say down here in Dallas, I reckon that's all I need to know!