The Patience Pit
Let’s be honest, we’re not that good at waiting for anything these days. Yet, the reality is that waiting is a necessary part of life. We wait for people, we wait for events, and we wait for desires to be fulfilled. But do we recognize that waiting might also apply to our emotional lives? Do we hold on to hope that we can be rescued from a troubled heart?
King David described himself as being in a pit of miry clay, likely another of his despairing moments, perhaps even on reflection of his sins. He needed to be rescued, not necessarily from his enemies, but from his state of mind. David says he waited patiently, understanding that he might not be instantly rescued. And he trusted that God alone would save him.
I waited and waited and waited some more;
patiently, knowing God would come through for me.
Then, at last, he bent down and listened to my cry
(Psalm 40:1, tpt).
Do you feel as though your emotions are on slippery ground or that your thoughts are stuck in the miry clay? Are you willing to wait patiently for the great rescuer to lift you up and place your feet on solid ground? Take a moment today to ask God for his help, recognize the necessity of waiting, and trust him for the rescue.
Borrowed from “A Little GOD Time for Women”
Lisa Beretz, LLBeretz@gmail.com
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