2. He drew me up out of a horrible pit – a pit of tumult and destruction – out of the miry clay (froth and slime) and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings. Amp.
Just think about what this scripture is saying. The Lord pulls us out of a terrible situation and puts us in a safe situation. When you are standing on a rock, there is no mud to get stuck in or miry clay. You can walk freely again in safety.
He steadies our steps so that we won’t fall. He makes sure that we go to the right place. He fixes our path for us making us safe. And all the while He causes us to sing a new song so that others will see and fear and put their trust in Him.
He makes others see God through us. How wonderful is He to make our painful plight one of beauty for Him? And what does all of this do for us? So many things He has done, so many wonderful works. So many thoughts He has for us. It causes us to see How great He is and we cry, “Who can compare with You?” (verse5)
And yet He does not delight or desire sacrifice but has given me the capacity to hear Him speak to my heart and obey His perfect will for my life, something I could never accomplish on my own. (verse 6)
How could I do anything else but rejoice and be glad loving all He is and has done for me. Now I will be like a magnifying glass shining on Him so that others may see what I see. Oh, that I could magnify Him! (verse 16).