Scriptural Meditations: Personal Renewal

The passage of scripture below is one of my favorite quotations. Taken from Psalm 40: 2-3, the author speaks of God’s power and love exemplified through his willingness to restore us to sanity, sanctity, and service. I have especially found this passge to be helpful to those in the early phases of recovery from addictions:

God has lifted me out of the horrible pit and He set my feet upon a rock and He put a new song in my mouth. (Ps. 40:2-3)

I don’t know about you, but for me, this short passage speaks volumes in terms of God’s character and his desires for me to live a positive, productive, and fruitful life. Over the course of my life I have encountered my share of “horrible pits.” The Creator, through his wisdom, grace, and love, has consistently pulled me out of these times of despair and depression, set my feet on firmer ground and then put a new song in my mouth.

I have learned that when God cares enough to intervene in my behalf and restores my balance and harmony, he often has a plan in mind. More often than not, when the Creator puts “a new song in my mouth,” it is not only prasie for what he has done, but a new message or mission he needs me to accomplish. I have found, and we see this so often in the Bible, that when God revives a person who is hanging by a thread, he is restoring them for a purpose.

Think about it.

(c) L.D. Turner 2010/All Rights Reserved


One thought on “Scriptural Meditations: Personal Renewal

  1. I’m so glad I found your blog.

    You’re exactly who we need to help get the word out about two amazing women who are raising money for orphans by running 50 miles in 50 states – the Running Hope Through America ( project.

    I’m friends with Lisa Smith Batchen (, the ultra-marathon runner and Sister Mary Beth Lloyd, the Catholic nun who are at the core of Running Hope Through America effort. CNN did a story on them that you can watch here (

    Lisa has already run two thirds of her 2500-mile journey across the US, raising money for the Orphan Foundation of America, AIDS Orphans Rising and Caring House Project. As a mother of five children I feel like I’m running and running to get it all done, but she is literally running and running! 50 miles in every state, no matter the conditions, and she’s doing it all for the children. The woman is an angel on earth.

    I’ve created the Trinity Cross ( as a result of my faith in miracles and my devotion to family and God. Lisa is wearing a Trinity Cross on her run. In an effort to support Lisa and her team, we are asking people to make an $80 donation via this page (

    Anyone who donates $80 or more will receive a Trinity Cross as a memento of Lisa’s effort to bring Hope to orphans.

    When you know that a mere six cents a day can feed a hungry child, any amount will make a difference. Imagine –with an $80 donation more than 1300 children could be fed.

    Please email me and let me know how you can help spread the word. We aren’t just looking for donations but partners in our mission to end suffering for these poor orphans displaced by AIDS. I know, together, we can make a difference in the lives of so many children.

    I know, together, we can make a difference in the lives of so many.

    As Always,
    Trinity Cross Collection (

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