Tuesday, February 5, 2008

A Psalm for Noah

O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.

You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.


Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.


Anonymous said...

Josh and Deb,
This Psalm is beautiful. It brings tears to my eyes. Noah is blessed to have you for parents. Please know that we are here for you and praying for all of you. Feel free to write or call anytime.
With love,

Sarah T said...

Lauer Family,

I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers for God to give you strength and peace. I know first hand that doctors can do amazing things.

Take care,
Sarah T.

linz said...

Heart broken. Praying.

Werkheiser said...

Praying for you guys.

Anonymous said...

Deb and Josh,
May this psalm give you comfort, may you feel His strength as you live every moment with Noah. The Mahl family is praying every day for each of you, especially Noah, your little treasure. Please let me know if there is any way I can assist...just to listen, and offer support. Give Noah a kiss for me,

jodie said...

Deb, Kurt Bethel shared with me what he knew about Noah and my heart just breaks for you. We're praying for you all... and please let me know if you need anything (help with the house, packing, anything). There are so many people out here praying for you...

thewalseths said...

You are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

The Walseths

Christopher said...

Josh and Deb,
As a parent of a 2 year old with a genetic brain disorder that still has not been diagnosed, my wife and I know exactly how you feel! DO NOT EVER give up! God will give the strength you need for this fight. Put it in his hands. We will keep you in our prayers as so many have done for us.
God Bless,
Chris and Erin Lotz
If you have any questions about anything, please contact us

Anonymous said...

Josh and Deb,

You and your precious Noah are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care of yourselves as I know you are taking care of Noah.

I believe in MIRACLES!
If you need anything, your volleyball community is here for you.

May God keep you close.
Chris Clauss


The Lauer Family