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Out of the Pit

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the LORD, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help. He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.

The Message Bible’s translation begins the first verse as, “I waited and waited and waited for GOD.” 

Clearly, the answer did not come quickly, but when it did come, there was no doubting who had responded. God’s answers for us are always worth the wait and any pain we endure in the waiting. There is no greater fulfillment than knowing that God has done something in your life only He could do, and no one can deny His presence or His validation on your life. 

When we find ourselves in a pit of despair, we cannot lift ourselves out. We must be rescued. Our hope cannot be in another person, our family, a church, or some event to rescue us. Our hope must be in God, alone. Only He has the power to lift us from our muddy clay pits, full of sin and the residue of the world, and set our feet on a rock, high above the misery of our helpless situation. He helps us to walk in His Word and makes our steps secure as we move forward in His plan and begin to sing a song of praise for what He has done. 

This is what I want for my life, and I hope you want it for yours, too. I want God to lift me out of the desolate pits where I find myself, either as a result of my own sin or from the devastating effects of life’s inevitable storms. I want God to set me high on a rock, above the pit that consumed me, and make my steps secure in His plan for me. I want God to do something that only He could do, where He is glorified, I am blessed, and others are drawn to Him. This promise is for all of us. If He did it for David, He can do it for us, too. Wait patiently for Him today. His rescue is like none other and worth every moment it takes. To God be in glory in all of us!

Have a blessed day!

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