Monday, April 9, 2007

Psalm 40

I was looking up a Bible verse for a friend that was down today, and read this in Psalms. What an amazing passage of scripture! To read how much David just wanted to praise his God!! I can't wait to meet David someday in heaven. To be ale to talk to him and hear how much God helped him and encouraged him and lead him in his life. His best friends dad tried to kill him, but yet he listened and waited on the Lord. David wasn't perfect, he got another man's wife pregnant, and then had her husband killed so he could have her for his own wife. Yet the Lord still referred to David as 'A man after God's own heart'. How amazing is that??? How amazing is God!!!!

Psalm 40
1 I waited patiently for the LORD;

he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 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.
3 He put a new song in my mouth,

a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the LORD.
4 Blessed is the man

who makes the LORD his trust,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.
5 Many, O LORD my God,

are the wonders you have done.
The things you planned for us
no one can recount to you;
were I to speak and tell of them,
they would be too many to declare.
6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,

but my ears you have pierced;
burnt offerings and sin offerings
you did not require.
7 Then I said, "Here I am, I have come—

it is written about me in the scroll.
8 I desire to do your will, O my God;

your law is within my heart."
9 I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly;

I do not seal my lips,
as you know, O LORD.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;

I speak of your faithfulness and salvation.
I do not conceal your love and your truth
from the great assembly.
11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD;

may your love and your truth always protect me.
12 For troubles without number surround me;

my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me;

O LORD, come quickly to help me.
14 May all who seek to take my life

be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.
15 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!"

be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all who seek you

rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation always say,
"The LORD be exalted!"
17 Yet I am poor and needy;

may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
O my God, do not delay.

I hope that we can truly allow ourselves to praise God. To exalt His name above all names. To be patient while waiting for His answers. And to praise Him in the hard times when the answers aren't what you want to hear. He is truth, and He knows what is best for us.

I hope you love Him with all your heart!!!

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