Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Wait Training Room (Part 3)

“He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the LORD.” (Psalm 40:2-3, New Living Translation).

What if the Lord had pulled the Psalmist out of the pit the very moment he first cried for help? Or, what if the Lord had prevented his steps from slipping into the pit in the first place? Well, to be sure, there would not be penned for us this wonderful testimony of deliverance.

And look at what the Lord has done for the man; for He will do the same for us today.

First, He lifted him out of the pit of despair – which is no small thing. Just ask anybody who has battled that hideous monster for more than a day. To be rescued from despair is indeed no small thing. But there is more.

Next, He brought him out of the mud and the mire. These are the very things that were meant to bury us in the bog; but see how their power is broken, and their mark upon our souls is washed away by the cleansing power of God’s Word. We are freed, and cleansed! But there is still more.

Finally, He set his feet on solid ground! Nothing is more secure than the solid ground of God’s blessings after a time when all we treasured seems to have slipped away. God restores the Psalmist, and in return the man breaks forth in new song – bringing praise to God and life to many others who themselves are crying out for deliverance.

Have you considered that the Lord is preparing you not only to receive a great blessing, but also to become a blessing to many others who need to hear the story of just how He delivered you?

You are in the Wait Training Room -- so, wait upon the Lord and watch with wonder how He works on your behalf. Also, keep your instrument tuned -- for in just a little while you will be giving a command performance on behalf of the Great King!


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