Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (403 words)
Psalm 40:2–4 (ESV): "2 He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock,making my steps secure. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. 4 Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!"
Oh how happy is the heart of the redeemed for God Almighty has made him new. We were once stuck in the mud but now placed on solid ground. We now have great reason to sing!
David understood what life in the pit was like. He sank in his sorrows because there was nothing or no one to help him but the Lord. So he waited patiently while God was accomplishing His purposes then when the Lord drew him out through he wooing of the Holy Spirit his feet were placed on the Rock (who is Jesus) where salvation and security are found. David rejoiced for God had given him a new song to sing! He was do blessed as are we!
The Lord allows us to experience the mud bog for various reasons but know this, there is a rescue coming. We must wait patiently for the Lord to draw us out and when He does He will place our feet on the Rock and we too will rejoice. Perhaps God is allowing it for the sake of others, that "many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord." The rescue becomes a testament to the greatness of God. Don't fret the miry bog for God is at work. Just wait on Him to draw you out. Rescue is His work alone and He gets all the glory. When He does deliver you will have a new song to sing as well. Oh how happy (blessed) are those who experience the deliverance of the Lord.
Father, thank You for being our eternal rescue and our continual Savior from the pits of life. Increase our ability to trust You in the pit and allow You the opportunity to get glory and draw others. We are blessed beyond comprehension so let us sing of Your greatness we pray in Jesus' name, amen.