If we were to reflect on some event in our life that we had to endure for a long time that almost took us to the brink of doom and disaster; and we fast forward to now, only to stand amazed that we have been delivered
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he inclined to me and heard my cry.
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.
Your meditational thought for today is from Psalm 40. If we were to reflect on some event in our life that we had to endure for a long time that almost took us to the brink of doom and disaster; and we fast forward to now, only to stand amazed that we have been delivered. David had something in his life that he endured that was an extremely trying. As he reflected back on his situation, he stated that he “waited patiently for the LORD,” and the LORD bent down to hear his cry for help to deliver him from his plight. The phrase “waited patiently,” to look for with expectation.
It is necessary for us to know the Lord intimately to the point that whatever we are enduring, we can focus on Him and look for Him to give us peace as we endure our perplexing situation. David expresses in verse 4a, a profound truth when he says, “Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust…” When it is our intention to make the Lord our confidence and security, we are in a spiritual state of prosperity.
Let us let our testimony be that no matter what happens in our lives we will continue looking to the Lord with determined expectation of His help for us in the time of trouble. Let us have the confidence that David expressed in Psalm 27:5, when he stated, “For He will hide me in His shelter in the day of trouble’ He will conceal me under the cover of His tent; He will lift me high upon a rock.” Be encouraged. The Lord is able to deliver.
Have a wonderful day.
Pastor James Moore Jr.