“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.”–Psalm 40:2
The headline from yesterday read, ” Man rescued after being stuck in manhole for 6 days, police say“. The article explained, “The man was found just after 3am Monday after he fell in the hole under the Beltway 8 and Highway 59… Fire officials said he did not have any food or water while trapped“. It’s hard to imagine being in that situation.
But, believe it or not, there was a time when I was in an even worse condition! I was in a deep dark pit for 24 years! I was in the pit of sin, “having no hope, and without God in the world” (Eph. 2:12). Then, as the Psalmist said, the Lord– “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.”. And that’s not all He did–“And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.”(vs. 3)
My dear friend if you are in that pit, here’s some advice for you–“Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust..”(vs.4). Then he tells us why, “Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.”(vs. 5). Since that day when God delivered me I have spent a life time enjoying His blessings and I face each new day knowing the best is always yet to come!
I knew I was in a horrible pit and I wanted out, but I was helpless. I couldn’t get out and no one could help me out, but “he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. He brought me up..”( Vs. 1-2). And what God did for me He will do for you. Cry out unto Him and He will deliver you also. Why would you wait? Trust Him and experience what His grace has in store!–HDS
Lakeway Baptist Church
5801 FM 1960 E
Humble, TX. 77346