I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord. Psalms 40:1-3
Often times it is easy to look around and find others who seem to be stuck in a pit. Pits of addiction, evil, violence and sin are all around us. I love the power of this verse that shares that the Lord is able to bring those who call upon Him, out of the miry clay and set their feet upon a solid rock.
It is also a beautiful thing for Christians to realize that we were once in a pit of sin. When we called out to the Lord as our Savior, He set our feet upon a rock, He has established our steps and our mouths can be filled with praise to Him.
This verse is also a reminder that there is hope in the Lord when everything else seems hopeless. It is a sobering verse as we realize at the foot of the cross, it is even ground. No one is above anyone else, but our praise goes to the Lord, who has pulled us out and set us up. May we sing the new song of praise to our God always!