Tow Truck

Posted: October 26, 2010 in Uncategorized

Sometimes, it happens.

Sometimes, you wake up feeling shaky or sad or insecure.  It’s not a huge pit you’re in, but rather a smallish kind of ditch….or just a place that dips lower than the main road but you know if you gun your engine, your wheels will spin into the dirt and you could easily just get stuck there all day or even longer.  You can’t always muscle your way out of a ditch, you know?  Sometimes, you need a tow truck and a sturdy rope.

Today I woke up in a just a bit of a dip.  Coffee didn’t pull me out and neither did the sunrise and those are usually my go-to friends for morning rescue operations.  What actually did show up – and just in the nick of time – was the beautiful and overwhelming Psalm 34.  Here it is.  If you’re alone, I suggest you take a minute to read this one out loud and let it come and find whatever part of your heart that may need rescuing:

1 [a] I will extol the LORD at all times;
his praise will always be on my lips.

2 My soul will boast in the LORD;
let the afflicted hear and rejoice.

3 Glorify the LORD with me;
let us exalt his name together.

4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me;
he delivered me from all my fears.

5 Those who look to him are radiant;
their faces are never covered with shame.

6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him;
he saved him out of all his troubles.

7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him,
and he delivers them.

8 Taste and see that the LORD is good;
blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

9 Fear the LORD, you his saints,
for those who fear him lack nothing.

10 The lions may grow weak and hungry,
but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.

11 Come, my children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the LORD.

12 Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,

13 keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.

14 Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.

15 The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous
and his ears are attentive to their cry;

16 the face of the LORD is against those who do evil,
to cut off the memory of them from the earth.

17 The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.

18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

19 A righteous man may have many troubles,
but the LORD delivers him from them all;

20 he protects all his bones,
not one of them will be broken.

21 Evil will slay the wicked;
the foes of the righteous will be condemned.

22 The LORD redeems his servants;
no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.

Behold:  Superhero scriptures that bust into my morning and save my day.  The Word of God in all of it’s living and active power is one of the most beautiful things I have ever known.

  1. Louise says:

    YES!!! and AMEN!
    Thanks Bo…I needed that!

  2. helenw13 says:

    Oh how i have pitched a tent and laid my sleeping bag in the crevices of this psalm…alas there are no more spaces for underlines or circles…but that okay because it envelopes me…glad it has done the same for you.

    continuing to pray for you and all that concerns you.

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