A patient, waiting for his appointment, began leafing through a copy of Who’s Who in America. After several moments he closed the book. A patient seated next to him asked if he was looking for his name or someone he knew.
“No,” he replied, sadly. “I’m listed in Who’s Through.”
Obviously he did not know the Lord. For anyone who turns to Him at any time will be met with open arms and given an opportunity to embark on a new beginning.
David made this abundantly clear when he wrote, “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire,…set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.”
People who do not know God often think that they have to pull themselves up by their “bootstraps.” But what God did for David He can and will do for everyone!
This powerful Psalm describes what God is willing to do for anyone at any time. God will not only rescue us from the depths of our despair, but place us on solid ground, steady us with His strength as we begin a new walk with Him and give us a new song to sing along the path that He has prepared for us.
Prayer: How grateful we are, Father, that no one is ever beyond Your love or grace, salvation or mercy. May we recognize Your power to redeem and rescue us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 40 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand…