God is Neither a Rescue Machine …

God is neither a rescue machine nor a supernatural force. God is a person, and one can ask him for help only when that personhood is taken seriously.

Claus Westermann on the Community Psalm of Lament, Psalms (Chapter 1, “The Community Psalm of Lament”)

Related – Check out some of my other Psalms posts from this week:

Psalm 1 – Translation Comparison

Psalm 103 & Prosperity Thought

Psalm 98 & Assonance