Friday, October 21, 2005

Vain is the help of Me

I just got a call from one half of a marital couple with whom I am working. I had little hope for their marriage. She told me that they reached a level of reconciliation had used some of our test results for fruitful conversation. After we hung up I dropped to my knees in thanksgiving that I am not in charge of deciding when a cause is lost. I had felt terrible about the two sessions we have had thus far. So had they, but they turned it into a long conversation at home. I had turned it into crappy feelings about their resiliency and my competency.

I am a worthless servant.

I opened by Brotherhood Prayer Book to look for an appropriate Psalm to sing in my joy. I sang Psalm 108, not realizing that it would include the line: "Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man." Now, I don't do the whole, I'll-open-my-Bible-and-point-and-that's-the-Word-God-has-for-me method of Bible interpretation, but this what this verse means to me: Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.


Blogger Petersen said...

The beauty of the Psalms is that it scarcely matters where your finger lands. It is all immediately applicable!

Glad to hear your using the Brotherhood Prayerbook.

4:48 PM  
Blogger TKls2myhrt said...

cool story!

3:07 PM  

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