Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Repost with a Reason:Psalm 123: A Paraphrase

***I posted this paraphrase of one of my favorite Psalms a while back, and I share it again today because the last few weeks have been hard. None of my problems have been earth-shattering, but they have been life-altering and just plain annoying.  Through it all, I’ve been a tower of spiritual strength and insight a grumpy, discouraged mess, and I need this Psalm to be my prayer. 

Lord, I am grabbing hold of Your hand, and I’m not letting go until You show me I’m Your treasure.

May it be your prayer, too.

Be blessed today.


I lift my eyes to You

to You Whose throne is in Heaven.

As the eyes of a maid look to the Hands of her Master,

so my eyes are glued on You.

I’m here,


(image from kaikorai church.co.nz )

my tears falling on Your feet,

Your Hand resting on my head,

and I’m not leaving

until You show me Your mercy,

until You grace me,

until I know I am Your treasure.

Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us.



  1. Thankful that His mercies are new every morning.

  2. Beautiful paraphrase, and I recognize that girl in the picture. She's the one I see in the mirror.

    One of my favorite blogs, sharonsharinggod.blogspot.com does what she calls a "Saturday Stroll". She essentially walks through a piece of scripture as if sharing a stroll with the Lord. Your paraphrase made me think of it. You might enjoy them.

  3. Hi Ginger, stopping in to say, I too have had a discouraging time in these past few weeks. I too cling to my Jesus. I altered your prayer to say, "Lord, I'm grabbing hold of your hand, and I'm NEVER letting go as I live a life with you wherein you show me that I indeed am your treasure." I hope your situation has improved. I know mine has. God is good all the time and all the time He's good. God bless you!

  4. Thinking of you. Things are pretty difficult here too. Praying that you know God's arms around you. Hx