And now, Lord,
what is my hope?
truly my hope is even in Thee.
O send out Thy light and Thy truth,
that they may lead me and bring me to Thy holy hill and to Thy dwelling, and that I may go unto the alter of God, even unto the God of my joy and gladness;
Why art thou so heavy, O my soul? and why art thou so disquieted within me?
O put thy trust in God;
for I will yet give Him thanks,
which is the help of my countenance,
and my God.
What a kindness, that in centuries past, these words were designated for This Day in the Book of Common Prayer's Psalter reading.
We begin a new phase of our journey this day. There is that merciful bend in the road that prevents us from seeing what lies ahead and which at the same time drives us close to the side of our Shepherd.
The heart is indeed 'disquieted within me' and yet I know well the safety that is found in the company of the One who leads, Who knows all our days and all our ways. He charted them in Eternity Past. He is here. He will be with us to journey's end.
He is Sovereign,
He is trustworthy,
He is faithful.
Selections taken from Psalm 39 and 43, Book of Common Prayer