“If we really want to change our circumstances and lift our spirit, we’ve got to have that deep respect for the Lord and His commandments.” – #ToddCPittman
Yep, I Said It!
. . . and so did Psalm 34:18 (NLT) – The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
“When we feel like we have the weight of the world on our shoulders, the historical acrostic 34th psalm of the Book of Psalms serves as a powerful message from David to remove that weight and enable the joy of the Lord and His blessings. Look, we’ve all faced fear, been threatened, lied to, talked about, or even tried to thrive in hostile environments and it all amounts to the same thing – a crushed spirit! But when it feels like everyone has abandoned us, we’ve got to remember that God is always there. God is as close to us as our next prayer! Psalm 34:18 is a good reminder of how close the Lord really is. Throughout the Book of Psalms, we are reminded that we cannot escape His Spirit and we sure can’t flee from His presence. Now, for some folk who are trying to hide and doubt His presence those might not be welcoming reminders. But, for those of us who love Him, those reminders are a wonderful source of comfort! So let’s remember that God loves His children, we can’t pretend He’s not watching, and we’ve got to surrender to His Will and welcome Him in to fix our brokenness.” – #ToddCPittman