Monthly Archives: November 2011

When I Can Scarcely Find My Way


I’VE BEEN feeling a little lost lately.

It’s not a common occurrence, but it does happen. And I am surprised when it does. After some 30 years of existence, I figured I’d know enough of myself to avoid these ‘dips’ in life, but I guess I’m still a child in my heart sometimes. I reason with myself that it isn’t necessarily a bad thing; it doesn’t mean I’m immature and childish. I’m hardly religious, but I also realise that at these times, when I am compelled to look upwards to a Higher Power for encouragement and answers, I grow a little more.

One of my favourite hymns from childhood came to mind yesterday while I was stewing in my ‘lost-ness’. Such lovely words are worth re-reading:

“Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art
Thou my best thought by day or by night
Waking or sleeping Thy presence my light
Be thou my wisdom and Thou my true word
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord
Thou my great Father, I , Thy true son
Thou in me dwelling and I with Thee one
Riches I heed not nor man’s emptly praise
Thou mine inheritance now and always
Thou and thou only first in my heart 
High King of heaven my treasure Thou are
High King of heaven my victory won
May I reach heaven’s joys, O bright heaven’s Sun
Heart of my own heart whatever befall
Still be my vision O Ruler of all”