I would like to share this Psalm with you today as it means alot to me. Many years ago before God got my attention about my sinful life style, I really did believe that I was in a slimy pit, slipping deeper into the mess that I was creating with my life.

God stepped in and rescued me from that slime, and has given me new hope and a new life. He has shown me a whole new way of living and relating to Him and to others. This particular Psalm I believe describes my life very well. I pray that as you read it, and see that if you will cry out to God he will rescue you from the slimy pit of your sinful ways.

That he will put a new song in your mouth and a hymn of praise in your heart to Him. I pray that you will see that if you will put your trust in him he will bless you and he will give you peace in your heart and a purpose for your life.

 

Psalm 40 

 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.    

Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, 

who does not look to the proud,

to those who turn aside to false gods.

Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done.

The things you planned for us no one can recount to you;

were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.    

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,

but my ears you have pierced;

burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.    

Then I said, “Here I am, I have come it is written about me in the scroll.    

I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”    

I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips,

as you know, O LORD.    

I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;

I speak of your faithfulness and salvation.

I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly.    

Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD;

may your love and your truth always protect me.     

For troubles without number surround me;

my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.  

They are more than the hairs of my head, 

and my heart fails within me.    

Be pleased, O LORD, to save me;

O LORD, come quickly to help me.    

May all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion; 

may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.    

May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be appalled at their own shame.    

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;

may those who love your salvation always say, 

“The LORD be exalted!”    

Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer;  O my God, do not delay.

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