“How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty!  My soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.”

“Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar…”

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.”

“Hear my prayer…look with favor on your anointed one.”

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere…”

“O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.”

–Psalm 84

What an amazing provision God’s word is to my soul!  I have found that though many times trusting the Lord hurts, what steadies my heart is the truth of His word.  How good He is!  Tonight I am reminded of the sweetness of His presence.  He is with me, I know that full well.  And with Him as my strength I can endure all things, looking towards my true Home–  Heaven, where I will one day at last see Jesus.