Triple Troubles and Quadruple Quagmires – As Seen in a Commercial and Commented on in Scripture

052215Sometimes when you’re having a bad day, troubles multiply. I’m not sure why. Perhaps one distraction leads to another, one trip leads to successive stumbles until we fall headlong. Trouble sometimes comes in threes or in longer sequences. The poor soul in the video below is having such a day. Some of the following psalms came to mind as I watched this painfully humorous video:

The troubles of my heart are enlarged;
bring me out of my distresses O Lord.
Consider my affliction and my trouble,
and forgive all my sins.
Consider how many are my foes,
and with what violent hatred they hate me.
Oh, guard my soul, and deliver me!
Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in you.
May integrity and uprightness preserve me,
for I wait for you.
Redeem Israel, O God,
out of all his troubles.
Psalm 25:17-22

Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.
Be pleased to save me, Lord;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.
Psalm 40:11-13

Though you have made me see troubles,
many and bitter,
you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
you will again bring me up.
You will increase my honor
and comfort me once more.
Psalm 71:20-21

On the other hand, I wonder if he could have avoided all of these troubles if he had been in Church on this Sunday morning instead of at home cooking breakfast?  😉

3 Replies to “Triple Troubles and Quadruple Quagmires – As Seen in a Commercial and Commented on in Scripture”

  1. Funny video. From a heavy sharing yesterday to a humorous commercial to three very serious and deep clamors of the heart from the psalmist. My goodness you bring us to highs and lows of emotions. What depth of character, thank GOD for Monsignor Pope. I went to Church last week and cooked, too, and avoided all the troubles and yes, my wife and I had great time.

  2. The toast in the face could have been from the Three Stooges.

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