Sunday, August 11, 2019

A Prayer

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. Psalm 40:1,2

How good it is for us to say that this is true not just of David but of us as well. Once, because of our sin, we were in the pit of destruction. We were trapped in the miry bog of our depravity. But you did not leave us there. By Your great grace, You rescued us. You sent Your Son, our Lord Jesus. And because of what He has done, You set our feet upon a rock, making our steps secure. You have been so good to us.

And that by itself would have been more than enough for You to gain our thanks. But You haven't acted just once in our lives. There have been other times when we were ensnared by some aspect of our sin. And in those other times, we cried out to You. And You heard our cries and  acted. We were in need, real need, and You acted. You rescued us from the things that were confronting us.

And what happened to David as a result of Your rescue has also happened to us.

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Psalm 40:3

We do praise You, Father, for how You have rescued us, time and again. And we are sure that there will be many more times when we will cry out to you and find that You will once again act to rescue us.

We echo David's expectation as we consider all of this.

Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Psalm 40:3

We thank You, Father, for being the kind of Father that You are to us. It is our desire to see many put their trust in You, something that will make You look as good as You are. Through Christ, our Lord, Amen.