There is a time for all of us when we feel helpless, we need a “hand-up” to get out of the proverbial ditch! When you read the Psalms, you find that David felt that way quite a lot! Then there was the time that the prophet Elisha sat down and just wanted to die because, he was being chased by a woman! Psalm 34:11-19 Come, children, listen closely; I’ll give you a lesson in God worship. Who out there has a lust for life? Can’t wait each day to come upon beauty? Guard your tongue from profanity, and no more lying through your teeth. Turn your back on sin; do something good. Embrace peace—don’t let it get away! God keeps an eye on his friends; his ears pick up every moan and groan. God won’t put up with rebels; he’ll cull them from the pack. Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you. If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there; if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath. Disciples so often get into trouble; still, God is there every time.
We take baby aspirin because the Doc says it will keep us from having a heart attack, I have read that it didn’t make any difference but still a lot of people do it because “someone said so.” In the above scripture we see a prescription from God on how to worship Him and see how He helps us to have a long life. Best points were: Guard your tongue, don’t tell lies, and turn your back on sin, do something good and then embrace peace!
That all sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?
The next part is one I particularly love it is, “God keeps an eye on His friends! His ears pick up EVERY moan and groan.” Then verse 17, I feel is for all of us today, maybe some more than others…”Is anyone crying for help? God is listening, ready to rescue you.” Oh wow and praise God for that. When your babies are little you hear every time they roll over at night, I used to wake up standing by my baby’s crib and realize that I had heard them in my sleep! If we are programmed to do that as human beings looking after our young, then know we are only the earthly example of how God is toward us. Verse 18 tells us that if our heart is broken, “we will find God right there!” How much more comfort do you need? So what are you worried about? Just go to God and tell Him Who He is to you and remind Him of all the “good guys” in the Bible, well maybe not that, but you get the idea. God hears us without all the pomp of speaking in King James English!