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Sometimes things happen so out of the blue,

They slam me in the gut,

Dividing my heart in two.                                     

 

Old fears resurface, making themselves known,

Thoughts come barging into my head,

I wonder where normalcy has flown?

 

What am I to do in these times, my Lord?

When my brain feels just like mush,

 And from You, I feel torn?

 

Into Your arms my soul takes refuge,

My feelings placed at Your feet.

My heart cries out all its hurts,

My being pours out my grief.

 

You cover me with Your wings,

Whispering words of love,

Calming my anxious thoughts,

Bringing  me peace like a dove.

 

There is no Comforter like You, O Lord,

No one even comes close.

I find my Rescuer once again,

In the shelter of the cross!

 

Psalm 31:7 I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul.

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Psalm 126

1 When the LORDrestored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. 2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.” 3 The LORD has done great things for us; we are glad. 4 Restore our fortunes, O LORD, like streams in the Negeb! 5 Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! 6 He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

 

A month ago I sat in a hallway holding a cap and gown for my oldest son. It was the most surreal feeling to look down at that blue silky fabric and realize that our homeschool days with Nekoda were finished. I thought over teaching him the alphabet, phonetics, his excitement when he put his very first word together. I thought over teaching him basic math and how he loved learning the “President’s Song”.  I thought over how when he was only 4 he could quote more scripture than most people I know who have walked with the Lord for a long time. But mostly, I thought about how God has been our guide through so much heartache, change, and growing.  Nekoda will go on to college this fall, major in music and learn even more of what God has planned for his life. Sometimes I wonder as a mom if I have done all I could do to prepare him. Not physically, not emotionally, but spiritually. Letting him know the dangers he will face, letting him know the enemy is real?  Teaching him about the authority he has to overcome?

When I look at Psalm 126 I see a theme of looking back and seeing the hand of God. This is what I see over the years with Nekoda. I have seen God’s hand.

As you take the time to look back over the past years, my prayer is that you will see how God has been there all along and you can say, “The Lord has been good to us; We are glad.”

 

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