"The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed
down." (Psalm l46:8)
Am I bowed down? Then let me urge this word of grace before the Lord. It is His way, His
custom, His promise, His delight, to raise up them that are bowed down. Is it a sense of
sin and a consequent depression of spirit which distresses me? Then the work of Jesus is,
in this case, made and provided to raise me up into rest. O Lord, raise me, for Thy
Is it a sad bereavement or a great fall in circumstances? Here again the Comforter has
undertaken to console. What a mercy for us that one Person of the sacred Trinity should
become the Comforter! This work will be well done since such a glorious One has made it
His peculiar care.
Some are so bowed down that only Jesus can loose them from their infirmity, but He can,
and He will, do it. He can raise us up to health, to hope, to happiness. He has often done
so under former trials, and He is the same Savior and will repeat His deeds of
lovingkindness. We who are today bowed down and sorrowful shalt yet be set on high, and
those who now mock at us shall be greatly ashamed. What an honor to be raised up by the
Lord! It is worthwhile to be bowed down that we may experience His upraising power.