“I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. 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. 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 amazed. They will put their trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:1-3 New Living Translation (NLT)
God is our refuge, he is our strength and when you are in the pit of despair he is there with you. He is calling to you and telling you that he loves you, he cares for you and you are not alone. YOU ARE NOT ALONE. God loves you and I love you.
God hears your cry and he will help you out of the pit of despair. Sometimes people pray to God and they are immediately lifted out of the pit but others times you have to do the work, to help get out of the pit. You have to talk to people, tell them how you are feeling and be open to getting the help that you need.
God has not left you, he is steadying you as you walk. And when you are on solid ground he will give you a new song.
This is true for any despair that you are feeling. No matter if it’s fear of bouncing a check or not having enough money to pay bills, or if it’s fear of going to the doctor and getting bad news, or if it’s a partner that has died of suicide and you don’t know how you will go on, God is there. He has not left you. He NEVER will. He loves you.
At one of the many church conferences I have attended, they asked us to picture our darkest moment, the one where we felt the farthest from God. Then they asked us to ask God where he was in that moment. All of us saw different moments but no matter what the moment was, God was there. For me, I was in the pit of despair and God was reaching his hand down to lift me up.
Take a moment and close your eyes. Take a couple of deep slow breaths and think about a time when you felt like you were in the pit of despair. Can you see it? Think about the setting, is it a room? Is it a pit? What is it? What do you see? Now pray to God and ask him, “where were you? God can you show me where you were?” Now give it a minute or two and really listen and open yourself up to seeing where God was. (If you don’t see anything try again tomorrow. God will show you where he was and where he is. If you are not a visual person think about what you hear or feel and then ask God to tell you where he was. Don’t rush yourself, give it time and really be open to what God will say.)
When you see for yourself where God was or where he is now, share that with someone. That is your new song. That is the praise that you will sing and others will come to know God through your story.
God meets us for us, but he also meets us so that we will share what has happened with others. What is the new song that you will sing?
Dear Lord, we pray that all those who feel like they are in the pit of despair will get the help that they need. That they will talk about it and find what they need to get out of the pit. Lord we thank you that you never leave us. That we are never alone, that you are always there. We ask that as we go throughout our days and nights and weeks and years that you will continue to show us that you are with us. We thank you for being the God that never leaves. We thank you for our new song. Thank you Lord Jesus Christ, Amen.
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