PSALM 40:1-3

  1. I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord, and He inclined to me and heard my cry.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. AMP.


Patience -d) enduring pain, trouble, etc. with composure and without complaining. 2. endurance, perseverance, etc. in performing a task.

David was going through trials with enemies all around. At the end of the psalm, He asks for the Lord to bring evil upon them. We, however, are not allowed to ask for such a thing. We are to bless our enemies and pray for them, not against them.

One of the hardest things we will ever learn is to love our enemies. It is only possible with the Love of God. 1 Cor. 13:2 says if I have not God’s love in me, I am nothing, a useless nobody.

David waited patiently for the Lord to hear his cry. The Lord tests us often in this area for us to learn to suffer without complaining. Jesus went through His night of suffering without one word of complaint. We would have cried and complained continually.

When the Lord shows up, He puts his feet upon a rock and makes everything safe and secure. Then He puts a new song in his heart. He does not say many will hear, but many will see and fear and worship and put their trust in the Lord.

They see what David has been through and he is not bitter, but he has a brand-new song and is rejoicing. That is wonderful and miraculous. We are not able to do that on our own. They see the Lord in David and in his song and it causes them to worship and trust.

Our trials have the ability to save others by how we react. That is why patience is so important. The more patient we are, the more patient we become. And we are blessed with a wonderful new song.


Jesus is the true Joseph taken from the pit to be Lord of all. If we, like our Lord, are cast into the lowest pit of shame and sorrow, we will by faith, rise to stand on the same elevated, sure, and everlasting Rock of divine favor and faithfulness.



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