Psalm 40:1-2, ”I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”
There is so much encouragement in these verses. First, we are told to wait patiently. Of course waiting is not always easy, especially when we feel we need answers right away. However, God is never late. When He requires us to wait, we can rest knowing He will do what is best for us at the right time.
Second, God hears our cries for help. He not only hears, but he actually turns to us. We serve a God of compassion, who understands our worries and needs. It’s amazing that He cares enough to turn to us and listen to us.
Third, he lifts us up from the pit and sets us on a firm foundation. The pit is a place of hurt, pain, sorrow, depression, the list can go on. But God lifts us up to a place of joy, purpose, peace, and abundance. And of course the list of good things in Jesus go on and on, even into eternity, because He is good. Look up to the God who will lift you up.
1 Corinthians chapter 2 verse 9 tells us, no eye has seen and no ear has heard and no mind has imagined, what God has in store for those who love him. Never forget, God hears your cry.
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