Head Lifter

I woke this morning

Precariously close

To the edge of the pit.

I could “feel”

If I gave “into” it,

A wasted day.

Thinking too far ahead.

Questions of the mind.

Truth be known,

Pilgrimage in my heart.


Pilgrimage – Magowr (maw-gor’) – Mem, Gimal, Reysh

Movement to lift up the head.


“Your statues have been my songs

In the house of my pilgrimage.” Psalm 119:54 (NKJV)


Where do I sojourn

Or dwell?

What causes me to


Make the journey,

Turn aside,

To pilgrimage?

Lifting my head

From the pit;

Moving my emotions,

Spirit and Soul?


King David knew the answer…

Your “Word” LORD,

Is my “pilgrimage.”

Refreshing my heart

with a “song”.


“But You, O LORD,

Are a shield for me…

The One

Who lifts up my head.”

Psalm 3:3 NKJV


Deeper treasure –

The eight verses of

This portion of the

Acrostic poem of

Psalm 119:49-56,

Are carefully placed

Beneath the Hebrew Letter


Whose Word Picture is

Of a “sword” or “weapon.”

Hebrew Word Picture Zayin
Hebrew Word Picture Zayin
Zayin -7th Hebrew letter -  Word Picture - Weapon or Sword
Zayin -7th Hebrew letter –
Word Picture – Weapon or Sword

For the Word of God

Is living and powerful,

And sharper than any

Two-edge sword…”

Hebrews 4:12 (NKJV)

Roman weapon displayed on Mt. Arbel in the Galilee Region of Israel

Photo by denisebalog

Sharing my journey through the Hebrew Word Pictures.

Please feel free to share yours.




Author: DeniseBalog

Author and Photographer who enjoys writing about Jesus and sharing photographs to illuminate His beauty.

8 thoughts on “Head Lifter”

  1. This is very nice. Reading time was well spent. In your thank you note I read “A gentle tongue is a tree of life.” I’m reminded of Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” where he “…finds tongues in trees…”

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    1. Scott, I must admit, I don’t know much Shakespeare. Now you have me thinking:) I have to go “searching” for Mr. Shakespeare’s “trees”:) Thank you for your kind and gentle words:) blessings, denise:)


      1. I helped my grandfather build a stone fence more than 60 years ago. The Shakespeare passage of which I speak was etched on a panel of his fence. If you’re interested you can read about it at: http://n7net.me .Go to category “Tanglewood Farm, and then search for “Turn, Turn, Turn”. 🙂

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      2. Yes, I will do that! I love learning and reading:) It is time for bed in my house, but will definitely check out tomorrow! Thank you!! I love that, “etched in a fence” nice:) I touch base again:) d


    1. When I originally went looking for “pilgrimage” and found the word listed in Psalm 119 as the only place in a Psalm, I was surprised. After spending a bit of quiet time thinking about the verse, while journaling my thoughts, I looked up to read the first verse of the group of 8. (I know the acrostic is divided into 8 verses for each of the 22 letters) anyway, when I noticed it was under the letter Zayin for sword or weapon, the picture in my mind caused me to think of the Scripture in Hebrews 4:12. The word is living and active… Like a sword. I was SO blessed, because I felt I had uncovered a treasure! I started out close to the “pit” and using the “Word” or “sword or weapon” of God, I was safe from falling in the hole of emotions! I was empowered by the Word! So in answer to your question, yes, I think it is positioned there as a lesson. When close to the pit, bring out the “sword” of God and sing!! Not today snake, and cut off the head of depression! I am the head and NOT the tail! Deut. 28:13:) Sorry, I tend to get my “happy” feet on and start “singing” my pilgrim song:) denise I enjoyed your question:)

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