Psalm 40:1-5

“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! 5 You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wonderous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.”

This goes right along with everything we have been learning at church and in small groups about trials and the promises of God. He doesn’t just deliver us out of things – he makes our way straight and our footsteps secure.

We are promised blessing if we trust in the LORD – when I come across something that is discouraging or tempting, I need to remember how he has blessed and delivered in the past, providing a way of escape and providing the strength to come through.

But the key is to trust in the LORD, not to put my trust in man’s wisdom, or man’s ideas or man’s influences – which is so very tempting and something I definitely struggle with. I want to be the object of the Lord’s thoughts – I want his mind to be tender toward me, remembering me – I want to praise him for his deliverance and provision, telling others about his love.

Lord, help me to seek you first when problems arise – not to be tempted to become frustrated or discouraged, but to remember your promise to take us through it. Thank you for being so faithful to us and providing so much strength for us.

I’m sharing this post for Thought Provoking Thursdays on SomeGirl’s Website.