Tell It Tuesday w/B.Parker|How Psalm 34 Saved Me

The last couple weeks haven’t been that easy for me. I just haven’t felt like I’m myself. It’s hard to explain, but things just haven’t been right.

Portrait of frustrated young woman near christmas tree

I stumbled upon a chapter in the Bible that I really related to. I absolutely love the book of Psalms, and always look there when I’m needing a verse to pick me back up. When I found this chapter, I felt like it was meant for me.

Psalm 34

1 I bless God every chance I get;
 my lungs expand with his praise.

I live and breathe God;
if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy:

 This is what I needed to hear.

 Join me in spreading the news;
together let’s get the word out.

God met me more than halfway,
he freed me from my anxious fears.

So many times he has freed me from my anxiety. Anxiety is something I deal with on a daily basis, and for the most part, I am handling it well. But on certain days, my anxiety gets the best of me. Those are the days I need to know of God’s love the most. Day’s like today. Anxiety hit me hard this morning. But even on days when it’s hard, I remember all the times God intervened. He truly does meet us more than halfway.

Look at him; give him your warmest smile.
Never hide your feelings from him.

God knows everything. He knows what you’re going to feel, before you even feel it. So why hide? There’s no point. Tell God how you feel. Don’t forget to smile, because everything will be okay.

When I was desperate, I called out,
and God got me out of a tight spot.

God is here for you. Tell him when you need help. Don’t be scared to ask, because I promise you He is there waiting to help you!

God’s angel sets up a circle
of protection around us while we pray.

God will always protect you. No need to worry about that! He’s got you covered with the wings of angels.

Open your mouth and taste, open your eyes and see—
how good God is.
Blessed are you who run to him.

God is amazing, isn’t He?

Worship God if you want the best;
worship opens doors to all his goodness.

 Praying is great, but worship is important too!


10 Young lions on the prowl get hungry,
but God-seekers are full of God.

11 Come, children, listen closely;
I’ll give you a lesson in God worship.

12 Who out there has a lust for life?
Can’t wait each day to come upon beauty?

13 Guard your tongue from profanity,
and no more lying through your teeth.

14 Turn your back on sin; do something good.
Embrace peace—don’t let it get away!

Don’t let the world affect you. Don’t be of this world. Live your life in a way that shows God. Show His love by your actions.

15 God keeps an eye on his friends,
his ears pick up every moan and groan.

16 God won’t put up with rebels;
he’ll cull them from the pack.

17 Is anyone crying for help? God is listening,
ready to rescue you.

No matter how early in the morning, or late at night, God is listening. He’s here 24/7 to listen to your cries, worries, concerns, and even praise.

18 If your heart is broken, you’ll find God right there;
if you’re kicked in the gut, he’ll help you catch your breath.

Need a best friend? God is the best friend you can ask for. He is there for you when your heart is broken. When you’re upset, and don’t know who to turn to. When you want to scream, but feel like no one understands. Turn to God.


19 Disciples so often get into trouble;
still, God is there every time.

20 He’s your bodyguard, shielding every bone;
not even a finger gets broken.

He is your protector.

21 The wicked commit slow suicide;
they waste their lives hating the good.

22 God pays for each slave’s freedom;
no one who runs to him loses out.

 You won’t regret turning to God. I promise you, turning to God is the best decision you can make.

It’s an amazing feeling when you find something in the Bible that you completely relate to. Something you feel like was written just for you in this specific time in your life. This chapter was definitely one of them. I encourage you to look deeper into the Bible, and find those verses, chapters, or even Books, that reminds you that God is here, and everything will be okay. That’s what the Bible is meant for after all: a resource for us, so use it!

Yours Truly,

Brittany Parker