“I waited patiently for the Lord;
He inclined to me and heard my cry.
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.” Psalm 40:1-2
Awhile back I was really struggling with some issues. Even though I had remained close in my relationship with God, I felt at my wit’s end. This went on for quite some time. One day the heaviness was particularly pressing. God provided me the time with Him and I cried out to Him. I asked His forgiveness of my self-focus and asked Him to take me to a better place in my thinking.
The next thing I read was the verse above. I was humbled and amazed. He knew just what I needed to hear. The following sentences were among those that came after the scripture:
“Rest knowing all is so safe in My Hands. Rest is Trust.”
“My Hand is not shortened that it cannot save.”
“Hold on to the rope. How foolish are your attempts to save yourself, one hand on the rope and one making efforts to swim ashore!”
And then He gave me 3 practical steps:
1. He drew me from the pit of destruction ~ SAFETY
2. He set my feet upon a rock ~ SECURITY
3. He made my steps secure ~ GUIDANCE
Another translation says, “He established my goings”. I love that! No matter where I am or where I am going, He established it! WOW! How incredible!
The issues haven’t changed or gone away. But, I am more calm because of His faithfulness through His Holy Word. What an Awesome God!