I’ve had kind of a rough week. You know, one of those weeks where it feels like everything in your life is chaotic, crazy, or crumbling. I haven’t had a week like this in a long time.
When things go haywire, like they seemed to for me this past week, I feel indescribably grateful to be a Christian. It is through Jesus Christ that I know who I am, I know Whose I am, and I know Who is in control. So thankful it’s not me. =)
I’ll blog the story of the crazy week my little family has had sometime soon. In the meantime, I’d like to share with you a couple passages of scripture that are my rock in difficult times…words that bring comfort, peace, and healing to me every time I read and meditate on them.
I hope that when you find yourself having a bad day or a rough week, you’ll find comfort in these words too.
Happy Friday y’all!
 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From whence does my help come?
 My help comes from the LORD,
who made heaven and earth.
 He will not let your foot be moved,
he who keeps you will not slumber.
 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
 The LORD is your keeper;
the LORD is your shade
on your right hand.
 The sun shall not smite you by day,
nor the moon by night.
 The LORD will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
 The LORD will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and for evermore.
1 O LORD, thou hast searched me and known me!
2 Thou knowest when I sit down and when I rise up; thou discernest my thoughts from afar.
3 Thou searchest out my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue, lo, O LORD, thou knowest it altogether.
5 Thou dost beset me behind and before, and layest thy hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
8 If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there!
9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Let only darkness cover me, and the light about me be night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to thee, the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with thee.
13 For thou didst form my inward parts, thou didst knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise thee, for thou art fearful and wonderful. Wonderful are thy works! Thou knowest me right well;
15 my frame was not hidden from thee, when I was being made in secret, intricately wrought in the depths of the earth.
16 Thy eyes beheld my unformed substance; in thy book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
17 How precious to me are thy thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18 If I would count them, they are more than the sand. When I awake, I am still with thee.
19 O that thou wouldst slay the wicked, O God, and that men of blood would depart from me,
20 men who maliciously defy thee, who lift themselves up against thee for evil!
21 Do I not hate them that hate thee, O LORD? And do I not loathe them that rise up against thee?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!
24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,
who abides in the shadow of the Almighty,
 will say to the LORD, “My refuge and my fortress;
my God, in whom I trust.”
 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
and from the deadly pestilence;
 he will cover you with his pinions,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
 You will not fear the terror of the night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
 nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand;
but it will not come near you.
 You will only look with your eyes
and see the recompense of the wicked.
 Because you have made the LORD your refuge,
the Most High your habitation,
 no evil shall befall you,
no scourge come near your tent.
 For he will give his angels charge of you
to guard you in all your ways.
 On their hands they will bear you up,
lest you dash your foot against a stone.
 You will tread on the lion and the adder,
the young lion and the serpent you will trample under foot.
 Because he cleaves to me in love, I will deliver him;
I will protect him, because he knows my name.
 When he calls to me, I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will rescue him and honor him.
 With long life I will satisfy him,
and show him my salvation.