New Post: Making It Personal


Some days, what I need is the simple but strong reassurance from Scripture that God is with me and that we are safe with Him to protect us.  In these next days of testing for my husband: another bone marrow biopsy, blood transfusions and waiting for test results, I need to hold on tightly to this verse.  

One of the ways I have learned to make this very, very personal is to put my name in each verse. It would look something like this:

Psalm 121 

I (deni) will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from where will my (deni's) help come?

My (deni's) help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

He will not allow your foot to slip (me -  deni); He who keeps you (me, deni) will not slumber.

Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your (my-deni's) keeper; The Lord is your (me - deni's) shade on your right hand.

The sun will not smite you (me, deni) by day, Nor the moon by night.

The LORD will protect you (me, deni) from al evil, He will keep your (My deni's) soul.

The Lord will guard your (my, deni's) going out and your (my- deni's) coming in from this time forth and forever.

It changes everything when I make this MY Psalm.  You might want to try saying it, using your own name in each verse.  I'd like to thank Lynne Popp for sharing this idea with me.  

Father God, Thank you for your love and care.  Thank you for your promises to us.  May we hold each promise close to our heart as we walk through difficult days.  Amen and amen.


I've added a new post to my "Ramblings" blog, where I talk about my journey through Lysa TerKeurst's book "Unglued."

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