Oh Sweet Lord
Who strengths my arm,
When the ache of toil sets in.

Oh Sweet Lord
Who lays me down,
When my feet are no longer holding.

Oh Sweet Lord
Who pours out divine peace,
When my heart is stirred in fright.

Oh Sweet Lord
Who gives me rest,
When I lose my might.

Oh Sweet Lord
Unmatched is Your mercy
And unfailing, Your grace

Yet again I need you,
To cover me with your cooling hand.
I feel so feverish in this wilderness,
Here in this land.

Where my faith is tested,
Where my pain is inward,
And I dread what’s ahead of me.

Sweet Lord, I need you,
Just like all my yesterdays
Sweet Lord, I need you,
I need more of you today.

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence cometh my help? My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1,2.


Psalm 121 is titled a song of Ascents. Scholars indicate that this Psalm was sung by worshipers as they were journeying to Jerusalem or that the Levites sang it as they ascended steps of the temple. One thing is clear, the psalmist is in a valley, looking up for help.
The Christian life guarantees extenuating circumstances. We all end up in that searing valley. There are times when our valleys are because we grew lukewarm in our spiritual journey. When we fail to remain faithful in our response to God, being lured by lesser things drawing us away from the clear refreshing spring of His presence. We feel hollowness that is soul deep and unwell in our hearts.
Dear reader, you may be experiencing a valley today. Maybe you have been in this spot for ages. It’s time we looked up. When we look to Christ we are reassured of our victory in Him. We can grab a hold of the vast and beautiful promises of God, if we are willing to allow God’s will to take charge of our lives.

This week’s blog piece is by an anonymous guest who has extended insights from self experienced valleys and journeys with God. We hope you’re blessed. by it.

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