A firm place (Updated)

Today I am getting ready to go visit with my Grandparents, and have to skip off to the office now (on the other side of the Land) to play with numbers (like a child, right?) and documents and endless sheets of paper, so I want to quote something that I find to be very profound.

When I thought, "My foot slips," your steadfast love, O Lord, held me up.

When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.

Psalm 94 verses 18,19

How many of us have thought, "I'm slipping," and have looked around wildly, trying to find a firm place?  I have, I know, many times, only to find that I'm not, really, because steadfast love is holding me up, is holding me together. And how many times have wild anxieties threatened to overwhelm us, only to be answered by the consolations of a gentle Father?

May today find you delighting in your meditations and your consolations.

Update: Later as I was thinking of this again, I remembered a day when Chinua and I sat in a hot little room on an Indian island, trying to write a song with these words in it.  I had my little Indian violin, and he had his guitar, and we were stuffed full of papaya, trying to keep cool under the fan. Even back then, maybe six years ago, I loved this verse, and these words spoke to me. I think it was because I can always look back at times in my life and realize: I thought I was slipping, thought I was about to go off the edge, but God's unshakable love always supported me. Even when I couldn't see it.