The Bible passage for meditation, prayer, and reflection for the week of April 2-8, 2017, is Psalm 40:1-3. This psalm, like so many, was written by David. Many scholars believe that David wrote this psalm while he was on the run from his son, Absalom, who sought to overthrow David.
I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.
And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord. (Psalm 40:1-3, AMP)
Has there been a time in your life, perhaps recently, when you felt like David? Stuck in a pit of despair? Perhaps things were not going smoothly at work. Perhaps you were struggling with a personal issue. Perhaps you were struggling spiritually. Perhaps you still are. God does not operate on our timetable. Sometimes we must be patient and wait for His timing, for His response. He is using our time of trouble to teach us a lesson and make us stronger. As you meditate on, pray over, and reflect upon this week’s verse consider your attitude during times of difficulty. Continue to pray and have faith in the Lord. He has heard you!