You Know When I Sit Down

Today’s blog is inspired by my adventure of taking a bath, and more so, the frustration of navigating life with a broken wrist.

This morning I was looking forward to soaking in a nice warm bath now that I don’t have to wrap my splinted arm in a plastic bag. Though, it wasn’t the soaking that provided the inspiration, but the sitting down and the rising up.

I nearly caused a tidal wave as, even with my husband’s help, I ungracefully slipped—my obese body plopping down with a thud. Internally embarrassed, I laughed it off and enjoyed my 15 minutes of bliss. But, I still needed to get out of the tub. My husband wrapped a towel under my arms to support me while I twisted trying to get my feet under me so I could stand. One leg, check. Second leg, muscle cramp. Ouch! Was my bath worth the frustration? I’m not convinced.

I am convinced that the Holy Spirit was right there with me, as he brought this verse to mind.

You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭139‬:‭2‬ ‭ESV‬‬

I return to Psalm 139 often, every time I feel I’m working alone through the challenges of life. It reminds me that God is intimately aquatinted with me and my thoughts, and he doesn’t turn away. He stays right beside me.

I don’t always have amazing, profound words to share. But, God always does. I hope in someway these words encourage you.

Frustrations pull my thoughts down.
Praise God! He lifts them up again!

Grace & Peace,


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