by Sandy Kirby Quandt
Oftentimes, I reread the Book of Psalms and marvel not only at the comfort they contain, but the way David expressed his heart so beautifully. One such Psalm is the 40th.
In the midst of David’s pit of despair, he cried out to God for help. God heard his cry. Not only did God hear, he acted. God lifted David from his pit and steadied him along his way.
David’s prayer for help turned into a song of praise because God gave him a new song to sing. No longer depressed and despondent, David told others of the glorious things God did for him. Through David’s testimony those who heard could stand amazed before God. They too, could put their trust in God.
I wonder … when we find ourselves in our pits and miry bogs, how do we respond? Do we cry out to God for deliverance, and wait patiently for his help? Once God rescues and steadies us, do we sing our praise to him, or do we go on our merry way without a second thought?
Could it be our testimony of what God has done for us just might be the thing that points others to our glorious Lord? If that is true, what happens when we receive God’s blessings but keep quiet about them?
Although written ages ago, David’s songs of praise are still read today. Many have benefited from David giving the glory back to God. Many have received comfort and put their trust in the Lord through David’s songs.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful for people to hear our songs of praise to God for what he has delivered us from, and brought us through, and stand in awe before him?
What comes to your mind when you think of what God did for you when you cried out to him? Have you let others know of the glorious things he has done? If not. Why not?
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I waited patiently for God to help me; then he listened and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out from the bog and the mire, and set my feet on a hard, firm path, and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, of praises to our God. Now many will hear of the glorious things he did for me, and stand in awe before the Lord, and put their trust in him. Psalm 40:1-3 (TLB)
I wish you well.
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