imageI wrote this psalm on December 7 while at

Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia.

I had recently been white-water rafting on the Zambezi


God You are Sovereign.

You created the amazing waterfalls that thunder.

The people that live here and all the animals.

The rich and the poor You made.

God, I don’t understand You or Your justice.

But I know You are just – the judge of all the earth will do right.

So God, I see my problem before me.

It looms up big like a dark cloud –

Like an overwhelming obstacle that will swallow me and consume me.

But God, You are my life jacket –

You lift me from the rapids and take me to smooth water –

You are the towering cliffs.

The waters swirl and fury –

But You will not be moved.

I am tossed to and fro –

I am beaten and half drowned –

But You remain the same.

You love me.

You have plans for me to give me hope and a future.

God I will seek for You with all my heart.

My heart cries out to You.

I don’t understand even what I want to ask for.

So I ask You to ask for me.

God in the days ahead – keep me from sin.

May I desire more and more to be with You.

When I am with You it is where I belong.

Only You can satisfy me.

You will satisfy me with good things and for these I thank You and trust You.

God my trust is in You.

Whom do I have but You?

You are my God and in You I place all my trust.

O God this is my song to You.

Hear me O God and answer me.

Soothe my wounds and hurts.

Come to me and be ever with me.

Lead me in Your everlasting paths and cause me to praise You all my days.