Thursday, March 21, 2002

Psalms 40:12-13

"For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: O Lord, make haste to help me."
Psalms 40:12-13

It seems like we remember the Lord more often when nothing is going right... when we can't even look up.  When only he can get us out of a jam, then we ask him to. :)  And he rescues us, time and time again, when we need rescuing.  Possibly, just possibly, we should keep looking to him after we are out of imminent danger... when things seem to be going right, or when they are only off by a hair. :)  Then, we might be able to avoid these last-ditch efforts at attracting God's notice.  Maybe our lives will avoid this level of desperation if we trust God to help us out even when things are okay.  We need help, even then.  It's scary, but often after God has rescued us, we stop reading our scriptures or praying or attending church... some of the most basic things that we can do to build our relationships with God.  We stop thinking that we need him, and immediately start getting farther away.  Are we ashamed that we needed him?  Do we suddenly think that God's intervention was just coincidence?  Perhaps.  Today... remember that God is there for you every moment of your lives.  You can ask him the smallest question without fearing to offend him.  Let's trust him today, and try to avoid falling into the pit instead of asking him to pull us out tomorrow. :)

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