Chapter-a-Day Psalm 39

Taxi Oh! we’re just spit in the wind. We make our pile, and then we leave it. Psalm 39:6 (TM)

Wendy will tell you that there are times I can easily get worked up about things. Take right now, for example. It’s actually Tuesday night as I write this. I’m trying to get to Louisville for a meeting early tomorrow. There was not a rental car to be found in ALL of Cincinatti (where my plane landed) so I had to rent a taxi. I figured it’s going to be a long night so I’ll read tomorrow’s chapter and write tomorrow’s post tonight as I’m riding in the taxi from Cincinatti to Louisville.

Then the taxi broke down. So now I’m typing as we wait for another taxi to come. A very long day of travel just turned into a very long night of travel.

Sometimes we just need a good dose of context.

I think that’s what David is doing in Psalm 39. We can get so focused on our momentary circumstances that we forget the big picture. We’re all just spit in the wind. Today’s troubles will be tomorrow’s distant memory. Life is bigger. There are more important things to worry about.

Like the books says, "Don’t sweat the small stuff (it’s all small stuff)."

Creative Commons photo courtesy of Flickr and dee gee

One thought on “Chapter-a-Day Psalm 39”

  1. 1-3 I’m determined to watch steps and tongue so they won’t land me in trouble.
    I’m trying to think before I speak. This is part of the discipline of listening that I talked about the other day. So often we have strong opinions about issues, but if they are not well thought out we say things we later regret. God please help me to hold my tongue.

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