I love you, Lord;
you are my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
and my place of safety.
I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and he saved me from my enemies.
— Psalm 18:1-3 NLT
Birth, like life, is not predictable. Nor is it an easy climb. So, back when I was teaching childbirth preparation to Christian parents, our discussion often included this remember-to-take-it-with-you-when-you-go passage.
When you have faced a seemingly impossible challenge, how has God’s Word kept you from forgetting the purpose behind the process? What images come to mind as you read and think about these opening words in David’s psalm today?