Friday, June 13, 2014

Psalm 40:2...


Psalm 40 is a favorite of mine.
I love the fact that God reaches down and pulls us out of the pits we find ourselves in.
He sets us on solid ground and helps us to get our feet back securely underneath us.

In Beth Moore's book, Get Out of that Pit, she lists three ways we can find ourselves in a pit.
We can get thrown in.  
Tragedy, betrayal, all manner of troubles in our circumstances or relationships can propel us into a pit.
We can slip in.
We didn't intend to fall into a pit, but we found ourselves in one regardless.
Maybe we just wandered off the path God meant for us to stay on,
we got a bit careless,
we harbored a few things in our heart that we shouldn't have.
We can jump into a pit.
We knew it was wrong, but we did it anyway and now we're stuck in a pit of our own making.

A study on the word "drew" indicates that the word means to fetch, to lift, to carry.
God sees us in our pit, hears our cries for help, and runs to fetch us and carry us out of the pit,
even out of the pit we dug by our own foolishness.
Isn't that amazing?

If you're in a pit, no matter how you got into it, 
cry out to God, 
lift up your arms,
and ask Him to fetch you and lift you right on out.
He wants to set your feet back on the Solid Rock.

still following,





Scripture and Snapshot


SUNDAY STILLNESS
Inspire-Me-Monday

Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson.

28 comments:

  1. Our group on Sunday morning has been studying this very verse, among others.
    My blessings are too numerous to count. This week, I was flung abruptly into the Pit and last night was spent in prayer, tears and grief. My Pit is emotional and spiritual because of someone I love having placed themselves in a spiritual and legal pit. Yours is the first blog I read and God used you to remind me of this wonderful comfort. I am hurting now over something I cannot control, my counsel has been violently rejected, and my heart cries out. He hears me. Thank you, sweet friend.

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    1. I'm so glad my post encouraged you, Regena. I'm so sorry for the pit you are experiencing. I pray for God to get through to your loved one.

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  2. Psalm 40 is indeed a great comfort. And Psalm 18....love it as well.

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  3. I love this. Thank-you!

    Debbi

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  4. One of my favorites too! Beautiful post, Elizabeth!

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  5. Psalm 40 is "my psalm" (because I believe everyone has one). xo

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    1. Another thing to like about you! We share favorites! :)

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  6. This book is so special to me because it is the first one I read as a new Christian. I walked into a Christian bookstore and asked God to find me a book - Beth's book is what He came up with. She's awesome.

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    1. That's a wonderful testimony about Beth's book. So glad you came by!

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  7. As a fellow beach lover and Beth Moore admirer, I join the others in saying, "Thanks" for your encouraging words. Bless your endeavors to advertise for the sake of missions. I love the idea!
    And thanks for visiting my space as well. God bless you, Elizabeth!

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by Pat!

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  8. As one who enjoys Beth's writing also, I am so grateful our God will always fetch us out & set our feet on solid ground once again. Have a blessed Sunday, Elizabeth!

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    1. I'm so thankful too! I don't know what I'd do without Jesus to pick me up and keep my feet on the Rock!

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  9. I downloaded several of Beth Moore's book but must admit I haven't read one yet. I've heard so many good things about her writing. I need more time to read!! Beautiful post, Elizabeth. Reminds me to be ever so grateful for the pit He first pulled me out. Blessings. xoxo

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    1. Beth, when you read Beth's books you'll fall in love with them and with her and a bit more with Jesus!

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  10. Good thinking, good writing, good sharing, good teaching. Dun good, as usual. AND I'm an ocean person, too, of course... and lived in the pit for toooo long. I avoid it now, but, as I've said, God is BIGGER! All we can ever count on. Thank you.

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  11. Psalm 40 is one of my favorites as well. Love the photo you chose to go with it, and the thoughts you shared. Praise God for lifting me out of the pit!

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    1. Kym, He's had to lift me up time and again! I'm praising Him right along with you!

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  12. Praise God that no matter how deep the pit, or how debased the path that brought us there, that He can and will deliver us!
    Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on Saved by Grace!
    Your blog is a blessing and I am now following it, and I invite you to follow Saved by Grace also:
    http://savedbygracebiblestudy.blogspot.com/
    Love in Him,
    Laurie Collett

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  13. Grateful to have been drawn out...and finding rest knowing He's always there to fetch me when I fall. Blessings to you and yours Elizabeth!

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    1. Thanks so much, Leisha! You're a blessing!

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  14. Thanks for this encouragement and reminder. I love Beth Moore--and I love your blog!

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