I waited patiently for the LORD;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the LORD
– Psalm 40:1-3 (NIV)
It is amazing to me the hope and healing I can find in God’s word when I’m hurting. Last night Jill and I lay in bed and I read portions of Scripture to her, and then we prayed together and fell asleep. It was a beautiful moment.
Psalm 40 is one of the passages that we read. What a blessing to know that we can wait patiently for the Lord. That He gives us a firm place to stand that cannot be shaken. That He puts the very song in our mouths that we sing back to Him.
And that spiritual blindness can be healed and the fear of the Lord restored. That trust in Him can be restored for the prodigal. That there is always hope.
Waiting patiently . . .