Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

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May 31, 2014

A positive minute: Brokenness leads to opportunity

Psalmist David (who was also King) said this in Psalm 40:1-3 (Psalm 39 in Orthodox Bible): “I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”

“Their eyes met and, it was love at first sight for the tall, approaching-middle-age fellow as he looked across the room and knew he was looking at the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. The problem was that he was still married!” Okay, let’s get real folks. That could well be the scene from a daytime show that we shall call, “As the Stomach Churns.” In reality, it goes on all the time.

While love does come to people in many ways, and out of many situations, sad things happen in relationships for a variety of reasons. It is not my purpose here to bring up the reasons why people go through brokenness because we would need to print a complete section just for that purpose.

As the passage from Psalms tells us, David found himself in a bad situation, one which he could not get out of on his own. If we are not careful, we will dig our own pit so deep that we find ourselves in need of God’s help to escape the “stuff” we have done to ourselves.

David went through a situation where he had committed adultery with a woman who was married to a general in his Army. After she told him she was pregnant, David tried to cover up her pregnancy by having the man killed in hopes that no one would find out about his discretion since David, himself, was the father of the baby.

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