“I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He broughtme up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto ourGod: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”Psalm 40:13
What to do when you fall into a pit? Well, the first thing to know that this is a temporary situation – it’s just as a pit stop.
A pit stop is a shortstop taken during a car trip to eat, rest, and/or refuel. Life is a journey and sometimes you bump into unexpected unpleasant circumstances; whether it is in your personal life, your family life, with friends and relatives, or on the job…you hit a bump in the road and you fall into a dark place, a pit of depression.
David seemed to have had one of those experiences as expressed in this psalm. Like him, maybe you have found yourself plunged into a horrible pit of despondency, perplexities, and trouble, out of which you cannot escape, and to make matters worse you find yourself sinking even further in hopelessness?
In these verses, you find David’s reaction to his pit stop, but also what the Lord did in response to His child’s cry. Join me to learn how David responded to his situation; how he persevered in faith in the face of the trial until his deliverance so that you could emulate the hope and trust he exhibited in his God.
You will also be encouraged by how the Lord responded to him and his situation. Won’t He do the same for you?
He sure will!