Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Haven't Forgotten

I haven't forgotten about my blog, I just haven't written.

It's not that I don't have anything to write about, it's just that I haven't taken time to write.

I am preparing for another transition.  They are never-ending in life, aren't they?

Sometimes I like them and look forward to them.  Sometimes I have no desire to go through them.

Some transitions take more preparation than others.  Some transitions are painful.  Some are joyful.  Some are both.

I have been memorizing Scripture this year.  Last month I memorized Psalm 23 in Japanese.  It has helped me remain calm during this transition.  When I feel the panic coming, the worry, the wonder, the sadness, I recite Psalm 23 again.  Sometimes I don't even have to think about it, it just naturally comes to mind.

Transitions are inevitable.  God is never-changing.  God is always with me.  I am thankful for this peace.

主は私の羊飼い。
私は乏しいことがありません。
主は私を緑の牧場に伏させ、
憩の水のほとりで伴われます。
主は私のたましいを生き返らせ、
御名のために、義の道に導かれます。
たとい、死の陰の谷を歩くことがあっても、
私はわざわいを恐れません。あなたが私とともにおられますから。
私の敵の前で、あなたが私のために食事をととのえ、
私の頭に油を注いでくださいます。
私の杯はあふれています。
まことに、私の日のかぎり、いつくしみと恵みとが、
私を追って来るでしょう。
私は、いつまでも、主の家に住まいましょう。

1 comment:

Lori Poppinga said...

Praying for you as you go through transition~transitions are always "hard" on some level. So thankful you are finding solace in God's word...whatever language you choose.
Keep up the God work.