When You’re In Deep

“Don’t hide from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble!”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭69:17‬ ‭

We’re in deep.

Snow, that is.

A blizzard which blew in yesterday brought lots of drama – highways closed, schools moved to online learning, events canceled, folks stranded.

We were literally trapped in our yard.

And I knew right away who to call.

A man with a tractor.

A man with both the technical skill required, and the equipment to do the job properly.

Hubby was at it for hours – scrape rock-hard drifts with his blade, blow it away, repeat. And more than once he couldn’t budge a snowdrift because it was frozen so hard, it brought his tractor to a standstill.

Talk about being in deep.

On he went.

There’s not much you can do when you get that stuck but call for help. There’s no way I would have been able to get my car out of the garage, let alone get it to work.

I may have wicked skills with a shovel, but that’s a lot of shovelling…

So, consider King David.

He had wicked battle skills. He was in a prominent and privileged political and economic position.

He may not have been snowed in or stuck in a snowdrift, but whatever was going on in his life at the time, he knew deep trouble when he saw it.

And his response was to go right to the top.


It’s important for us to recognize when we are in deep. It’s also important to know who to go to for help when we need it.

And because of the promises of God, we can go straight to the top when we get in deep.

It needn’t be fancy. A good old distress call will do. ‘Please’, or ‘Yikes!’ or even a big gulp of fear will do in a pinch.

Because our God is a God who loves the Rescue. The Secret Mission. The chance to demonstrate the love that can’t help but spill over in everything He does.

So go ahead.

When you’re in deep – I mean really, horribly deep – you need to call for help from the right source.

Call on God when you need help with me?

Father, how privileged we are to be able to call on You when we need help, when we are afraid, when we need wisdom, when we need answers. Thank You for taking the time to listen to our cries of distress. Amen.

Published by melodylowes

I am actually a bit of a mess. But in the mess, I’m finding security in knowing I am chosen, I am forgiven, and I matter. After uncovering a history of abuse in my past, I have done a lot of healing - and writing is one way I can invite you deeper into your own healing journey! I write devotionals about the complicated thing called life at growing-in-grace.ca, and my poetry is stashed at melodylowes.com. Pull up a chair and a coffee or tea and let's grow together!

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