“I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit ..., he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”Psalm 40:1-2
David wrote the words of Psalm 23, but he surely would have been in want as he was stalked by enemies, felt hunger and exhaustion, and was forced to hide in caves to preserve his life. His family troubles were diverse and abundant, much of it due to his own sin. Yet he looked to his God, determined to overcome.
The word “shall” seems to indicate a decision of the will. Whatever circumstances in your life are spinning out of control, whatever “slimy pit” you’re in, know that there is a God, and He can be trusted. His power enables you to stand firm and see His goodness. As His love pours in, our hearts are filled, and we are satisfied.
“He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn ofpraise to our God. Many will see … and put theirtrust in the LORD.” (Psalm 40:3)
Bible In A Year
- Genesis 10-11
- Psalm 5
- Matthew 8-9