Thursday, June 05, 2014

Snap It: Proverbs 31 Online Bible Study Blog Hop

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 upon 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. 
(Psalm 40:2-3)

Psalm 40 is a favorite of mine. About a year ago, early in the morning, while all was quiet but the lapping of the sea, I memorized these words. He tended my heart through His beauty set before me. The water, the clouds, the brilliant sun. His glory, my joy. 

It amazes me that the God who tends to all the earth, and everything in it, is the same God who redeems my life from the pit, who sets my feet on solid ground. 

The pits of life will come, be it the ones we hastily dig ourselves, or the ones in which we are shoved. In the end, it doesn't really matter. There is mercy in the pit, and we aren't meant to live there. Pits of any kind give us the opportunity to remember Who we belong to, and to call out "Abba!" He will come, and lift us up, and give us solid ground to stand.
 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16 The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. (Romans 8: 15-17)

 P31 OBS Blog Hop


Amanda Shipton said...

Beautiful! That picture just makes the words come alive! Thank you for sharing your beautiful encouraging words!

Anna Watson said...

Beautifully written! I loved that you started off with Psalm 40:2-3. That is not one that I have memorized but it will be now!!!! Thanks for sharing!

mommymessage said...

What a beautiful visual to go with such amazing promises!

Deborah Will said...

Wow I would love to be there on that beach. Thanks for sharing the picture and the perfect verse to go with it. Debbie W. (Proverbs 31 Ministry OBS Team)