Anyone who knows...has asked us how in the world we have survived. How have you lived that...? I could never live that. How do you get up each morning...? How...?
I was sitting on the deck a few mornings ago. I was reading my Bible. I have read Psalms HUNDREDS of times. I have never...ever...ever seen this.
I stopped and looked up. It was beautiful and it's mine. It was for me. No doubt in my mind.
There's a lot of descriptives of God in the Bible. I have never read this one. I've never heard of it...but make no mistake...I've known and experienced it.
It was just so beautiful to read it.
"But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory and the lifter of my head..." (ESV Psalm 3:3)
I don't have any other answer. I'm sorry if you don't get it. Think it's a fairy tale or just positive thinking. Let me assure you positive thinking would not have saved me in the last year. No..it would not. There was something so much more.
I had a 'lifter of my head". How beautiful is that?
Last week at the Oregon Coast, Dean snapped this picture of me and all I could think as I saw it was "ahhh...the lifter of my head". I don't have a lot of natural reason to look up and smile right now. I don't. That's not me being negative...that's me being raw and real.
I love this picture. Because he caught me in a moment. My happy place...the sun...the beautiful gift on my chest...and my head lifted.
Maybe the whole 'chin up' is actually Biblical...or let Him lift your head. Look up.
The passage goes on to say this..."I lay down and slept; I woke again for the Lord sustained me". And yes...that's my story too. There were many nights I thought I wouldn't wake. And when I did, I wondered how I had. Then I read this. I woke for one reason...He sustained me.