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.
Also happily linking up with the lovely Lisha Epperson.