S (Scripture): Psalm 70
4 Let all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you.
Let those who love your salvation
say evermore, “God is great!”
5 But I am poor and needy;
hasten to me, O God!
You are my help and my deliverer;
O Lord, do not delay!
O (Observation): The psalmist seeks deliverance from enemies, but also something to run to: a place, destination, or a great comforter. God is that comforter. And while the psalmist cannot run to the comforter physically, the spiritual comfort effects the physical, emotional, and social well-being of the psalmist.
A (Application): On a day like today, I’m frustrated and in need of a deliverer. It’s hard to be a pastor when your own father is in the hospital.
The approach is different. The questions are different. The weight on my shoulders is different.
I say quietly, and in my own…
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