Psalm 40:1-3~I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. 3 He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what He has done and be astounded. They will put their trust in the Lord.
Have you been in a place where you are waiting on the Lord during a season of the “mud and mire”? This passage brings such hope. The more I focus and do what it says, the more excited I get inside. A giddiness in seeing where God takes me. A happiness in my life. Because it is HIM who is leading. My heart is set on Him and in that I won’t fail. When I choose to keep my heart, mind and soul on Him, there is no fear in choosing where I go or what I do anymore. Every step, hand in hand with Him. When I step somewhere that there is pain, He holds me close and allows me to rest. When I step in excitement, He dances with me. So really there is no fear in what lies ahead as long as My God is with me. He IS good. I can put my trust in Him. He does pour out His drenching unquenchable love.
In this picture I have shown a miracle of God placing my feet on a ship in the Caribbean, my first cruise. A gift from God through my parents, during a “mud and mire” time as I was waiting on God. He blew me away! Just a HUGE physical example of how HE blesses, sometimes above and beyond what I could imagine. During that trip He did a lot in my heart. Things that challenged me and healed me.
Challenge for today: Choose to praise God in EVERY circumstance. Observe what happens inside of you when you do. Feel free to share here, how purposing to praise today has lifted your heart. (When we hear each others stories of how making new changes changed us, it inspires others to make changes too!)