A patient, waiting for his appointment, began leafing through a copy of Who’s Who in America. After several moments he closed the book appearing to be confused. A patient seated next to him asked, “Are you looking for your name or someone you know?”
“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, given a new identity, and 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 can do for anyone at any time in any place. God will not only rescue us from the depths of our despair but place us on solid ground, steady us with His strength, clear the path before us as we begin a new walk with Him. He will also give us a new song to sing as we walk along the path that He has prepared for us.
Prayer: How grateful we are, Father, that no one is ever beyond Your love or unfit for your mercy and salvation. May we accept Your grace to redeem and rescue us. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Psalm 40 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. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.