Words from the Heart for Friday March 13th, 2020
But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation. Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.
Psalm 69:13-14 (NIV)
Mistakes happen, especially when it comes to the mail. Carriers sometimes misread an address, letters can shift around in the back of the truck, and people move without updating their address. Here’s what you do if you get mail that doesn’t belong to you. If you know who the correct recipient is, deliver it yourself. If not, put a sticker on the envelope that says “wrong address” or “no longer at this address” and put it back in the mailbox. Canada Post will take care of it from there.
Are you having “one of those days?” We all have them from time to time. It seems like nothing is going right, and we are overwhelmed by all that is taking place. And when “one of those days” becomes “one of those years” we reach the point where all we want to do is cry, “stop the world, I want to get off.” The Bible is brutally honest about life, and it records human emotion when it is most raw. King David wrote this in Psalm 69:13-14: “But I pray to you, Lord, in the time of your favor; in your great love, O God, answer me with your sure salvation. Rescue me from the mire, do not let me sink; deliver me from those who hate me, from the deep waters.” David was in the midst of some extremely challenging times. People hated him and were after his life and his throne. And in the midst of this crisis, David teaches us what we ought to do when we are having “one of those years.” He cries out to the Lord to save him. So should we.
These have been words from the heart.