When Life’s a Bummer
by Dianne Barker
“That’s a bummer!”
Three-year-old Jacob’s parents often used that line when things didn’t go according to plan.
When Jacob (my grandson) requested pizza for lunch and his mom informed him they didn’t have any pizza, he repeated what he thought he’d heard.
“Call the plumber!”
Recently we had a plumbing situation that needed professional attention. We made the call, and our plumber made the repair. We came through it with all limbs attached. (I’d heard plumbers charge an arm and a leg. Not true.)
If only it were that easy to fix things.
When the car won’t start, we call a mechanic. When body parts fail, we call a doctor. A tooth breaks, and we call a dentist. What would we do without the yellow pages and internet search engines?
Sometimes life hurls us deep into the sea. No easy fix. No way to call for help. David, the servant of the Lord, found himself in such a place.
“In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his hears…He reached down from on high and took hold of me; he drew me out of deep waters…He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me” (Psalm 18:6, 16, 19).
When life’s a bummer, call Someone! The Lord listens for our cry and delights in reaching down to rescue us.
Dianne Barker is a speaker, radio host and author of 11 books, including the best-selling Twice Pardoned and award-winning I Don’t Chase the Garbage Truck Down the Street in My Bathrobe Anymore! Organizing for the Maximum Life. She’s secretary of Christian Authors Network and a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and Christian Women in Media Association. Visit www.diannebarker.com.