“I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, and heard my cry.” (Ps 40v1 NKJV)
I like the (CEB) version..”I put all my hope in the LORD, He leaned down to me; He listened to my cry for help.”
What an encouragement it is to read how David the Psalmist in his times of trouble and distress cried out to the LORD to help and rescue him! We see in this Psalm that whatever David’s affliction was he was in a “horrible pit” where he was sinking in the “miry clay”.
Have you ever been in a place like David? Where you’re sinking because the circumstances of your life have been so overwhelming you’ve felt like the walls around you are squeezing you in and you don’t know how things will ever get better? Maybe you or a loved one has fallen ill, you’ve lost your job, your husband or wife walked away or hurt you deeply, a son or daughter hooked on some addiction, you’re fearful or panic stricken and you’ve cried out to GOD for help and it seems He’s not hearing you, He’s so far away? Beloved, take heart. In this Psalm we see that you are always on His mind, He is always thinking about you “Your thoughts towards us are more than can be numbered” (v5) and also Psalm 139v17 David’s conversation with GOD “How precious are Your thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” How wonderful to be reminded that He will deliver you, His tender mercies and loving kindness will preserve you! (v11).
Praise GOD! He is Faithful. Let us keep trusting and rejoicing in Him like David did! As you read this Psalm I pray you be blessed also!
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Wayne Yandall