Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
In this text David was referencing a time in his life when things seemed hopeless, helpless, fearful and dark. David was in a season of despair in his life . He was experiencing one trouble after and another and he really needed God. The enemy was playing tricks on his mind, just like he does with us. Therefore, David called on God. After calling on Him, David said "he waited patiently for the Lord" and after waiting, God heard his cry.
Wait! No one wants to hear that Word. Wait is one of the answers that God sometimes give us. Wait is what God makes us do in some situations.
We live in a microwave world where everyone wants everything nor and not later, but in this text we find David declaring that after waiting patiently on God, God came through on his behalf.
We must learn to wait for our God is faithful and just. He promise to hear and answer our prayers. Psalm 34:17-The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.
Are you currently waiting on God with patience? If not, I am sure we all have been there several times in our life and will continue to find ourselves at that place many times in the future. "Wait" is one of the vehicles God uses in growing us up into mature Christians.
David gives us a description of his deliverance by God. Let's listen to vs#2- He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. David describes himself as being in a "horrible pit." David felt trapped in a place of torment.
The result of David's deliverance is praise and worship. Let's listen to vs#3-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.
For what the Lord has done, David cannot help but lift up the name of the Lord who showed him grace and mercy by delivering him from a horrible put and putting a new song in his mouth.
Because of what others have seen God do in David's life, David declare that many will come to the faith and trust in the Lord.
Has your life living caused someone to want to come to the Lord? Matthew 5:16-16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
There is no circumstance or situation we can find ourselves in that God is not able to deliver us out of. The question becomes "do you believe that"? If we look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, He promises to hear and answer our prayers.
God's word declares that He changes not for He is the same yesterday, today and forever. If He did it for David back then, He is able to do the same for you and I on today. Will you trust Him?
God promises to never leave us nor forsake us. He promises to be with us always, even unto the end. He will never withhold His mercy from us. Scripture declares that His mercies are new every morning. God is faithful! God is true to His character and He is full of love towards His people.
He will never leave us, change his views of us, or withhold his tender mercies from us. He is faithful to his word, true to his character, and full of love to his people.
Whatever you are going through on today, remember "that too shall pass"! It passed for David for He said "after patiently waiting on the Lord, He hears his cry".
Wait on the Lord and be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart. Wait I say on the Lord.