glacier national park, how great thou art.
This post is dedicated to my wonderful and lifelong friends: Sooyoun, Mindy, Bonnie, and Christina.
Life is full of peaks and valleys. And for the last couple of months, I have been tested emotionally and spiritually. I desperately need to take a breather, come up for some air and get a clearer perspective.
I decided to take a trip to a place I always wanted to visit but never made the time for; Montana. Now, everyone gave me that “Huh? Montana?” look when I told them where I was going. But I always have been fascinated with its beauty (from movies and pictures) and I wanted to be surrounded fully by His wonderful works during this time of trial. My wonderful friends were able to join me even with only a couple of weeks notice. They somehow magically managed to rearrange their whole lives, family and work, to come on this journey with me for a week. I have never felt so blessed to have such loyal friends, and I treasure my friendship with each and every one of them, dearly.
Majestic. It’s the only word I can think to describe the Glacier National Park. We only got to see a smidgen of this breathtaking creation. But by what I saw and experienced I was reminded how only our God can create something so awesome. Moreover, I was reassured that this same God is the one in charge of me and that I need to not worry.
I’ll be returning to GNP for many years to come. Next time, I will be bringing my son with me so that he may see what an awesome Father we have, and how he has nothing to fear.
I was told that when it seems like all you have is Jesus, all you need is Jesus. While I’m still walking through this valley, God continues to remind me how He is for me, not against me. I kept thinking about Psalm 23 while I was hiking through the great pastures. It gave me and continues to give me great comfort.
1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
3 he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths
for his name’s sake.
4 Even though I walk
through the darkest valley,[a]
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
5 You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
6 Surely your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord