Memory Monday – Week 48

A few weeks ago I shared a post about feeling like I am in a pit. Today I wanted to share more from one of the verses mentioned in that post – Psalm 40:1-2.

David starts this Psalm off by saying he waited patiently for the Lord and the Lord heard him. I don’t know how long David waited, but I imagine it was a long time. The fact that He had to wait patiently means he probably didn’t get what he wanted overnight. No matter how long he waited, he did not wait in vain. The Lord was with Him.

Verse 2 says David was lifted out of the pit, his feet were set on a rock, and he had a firm place to stand. That is what the Lord does when we wait on Him and wait patiently – He lifts us out of the pit.

David expected that what he was waiting for would come in due time and so he continued to wait patiently. Just like David the blessing we are waiting for often can’t be received until we go through the trial of waiting. But, after we are standing on the solid rock we can celebrate. Verse 3 says that God put a new song in his mouth. Not only did God lift him from the pit and give him firm ground, but He gave David a new joy as well.

The reality is this verse doesn’t just apply to David, but applies to every single one of us too. If you aren’t already at some point you will be in a trial or a place of waiting. But, the hope is when you put your trust in Him and wait patiently, just like David, the Lord will restore you to solid ground and put a new song in your heart!

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  • dspence
    Posted at 07:07h, 19 May Reply

    Psalm 40 is one of my favorites. Thank you for posting this today!

  • Lauren
    Posted at 07:20h, 19 May Reply


  • Kim Adams Morgan
    Posted at 08:54h, 19 May Reply

    Caroline, Patience and learning to wait on the Lord can be one of the hardest things to learn and understand as a Christian IMO. Only He is sovereign; only He sees all things. I’m still learning to do this with grace. I think it will be a life-long process for me.

  • Megan Davis
    Posted at 08:55h, 19 May Reply

    Amen! I love that you are choosing to keep your focus on Him even in the pit!

  • Katie
    Posted at 11:32h, 19 May Reply

    🙂 Thank you!

  • jennifer prod
    Posted at 13:31h, 19 May Reply

    a beautiful reminder to remain faithful to God’s plan even when the waiting gets rough <3

  • Heather @ Mrs Southern Bride
    Posted at 07:05h, 20 May Reply

    So true. Thank you for sharing!

  • Suzanne
    Posted at 12:23h, 20 May Reply

    I love that verse and have never heard it before. Thank you so much for sharing. Just what I needed this week!!

  • Kelli B
    Posted at 14:57h, 20 May Reply

    Great message, Caroline! Thank you for sharing! I have definitely endured trials and waiting and I’m sure there will be more in my future. I really talked to God a lot about waiting for a husband. He didn’t come along until I was 30 which was tough but so worth the wait…God is faithful!

  • Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom
    Posted at 11:22h, 26 May Reply

    Such a lovely reminder Caroline. I feel like I’m waiting for my new song. Patience is something I need more of… as things will happen for God’s glory in His time. Sometimes I forget that and start to think about only myself.

    Bless you for sharing this (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

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