Chapter-a-Day Psalm 116

Wedding dress shopping 02 032909 LR What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me? I'll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to God! I'll pray in the name of God; I'll complete what I promised God I'd do, and I'll do it together with his people. Psalm 116:12-14 (MSG)

I took my daughter shopping for a wedding dress yesterday. She looked so beautiful and grown up. It felt strange. But, it was a good kind of strange. Where has the time gone? How did I wake up and find myself so far down the road along life's journey? My baby is getting married. She's a loveable, valuable, capable young woman.

I look back at where I've been. I look around me. This stretch of life's road looks different than I had expected. Don't get me wrong. It's a good place. I've been so blessed. God has been so good through all of the troubles, sorrow, and anguish along the way. "What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me?"

"I'll complete what I promised God I'll do…"

That includes walking my daughter down the aisle.

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Chapter-a-Day Psalm 116

Wedding dress shopping 02 032909 LR What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me? I'll lift high the cup of salvation—a toast to God! I'll pray in the name of God; I'll complete what I promised God I'd do, and I'll do it together with his people. Psalm 116:12-14 (MSG)

I took my daughter shopping for a wedding dress yesterday. She looked so beautiful and grown up. It felt strange. But, it was a good kind of strange. Where has the time gone? How did I wake up and find myself so far down the road along life's journey? My baby is getting married. She's a loveable, valuable, capable young woman.

I look back at where I've been. I look around me. This stretch of life's road looks different than I had expected. Don't get me wrong. It's a good place. I've been so blessed. God has been so good through all of the troubles, sorrow, and anguish along the way. "What can I give back to God for the blessings he's poured out on me?"

"I'll complete what I promised God I'll do…"

That includes walking my daughter down the aisle.

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 116”

  1. God takes the side of the helpless;
    when I was at the end of my rope, he saved me.
    Two weeks ago my wife thought she had 1 year to live. She was told she had fluid on her lung and a blip on her liver as a result of a CT scan. She had melanoma over 13 years ago, so recurrence is a real fear for her. She felt helpless. She worried about her kids. I tried to be the strong support, but even I was quite concerned. In the end, when you realize that you depend only on God to save you from this, He does. Neither the lung nor the liver ended up being anything to be concerned about. For 10 days though we felt completely helpless. Praise God for His constant care!

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