Crushed spirits

Psalm 34
17 The Lord hears his people when they call to him for help.
He rescues them from all their troubles.
18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted;
he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.

“spirits are crushed” caught my attention here as kind of interesting mixed with “rescues”.

i guess when i think of rescue, i tend to think physical rescue. pick someone up out of some deadly situation and move them to safe place.

rescue of those whose bones broken and bodies are crushed… but here, its those hearts are broken and whose spirits are crushed. so the mental image coming to mind is of emotional disasters represented with physical ones.

and im glad there is rescue for those.

cuz frankly, i think im more scared of the spirit crushings by far than i am of being physically crushed.


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