In His Perfect Time

I wrote the below post two days ago but wasn’t able to publish it at that time. So I’m posting it now. 🙂

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.
He has given me a new song to sing,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
    They will put their trust in the Lord.” ~ Psalm 40:1-3

This is the passage of Scripture from which I drew the name of my blog. The words speak to my heart. I don’t know why, but the metaphor of being stuck in a pit with only God’s strong arms to pull me out truly resonates with me. It’s real. It’s graphic. And it meets me where I am.

I’ve been feeling down the past several days – well, let me rephrase that – I’ve been feeling more down than usual. I’ve been in the pit. The deep, dark, muddy, pit. And it’s not a fun place to be.

I’ve tried to be grateful for the little things. I’ve tried to focus on the cleaning and preparing that was necessary for having our friends over tomorrow night. I’ve tried to relax and enjoy the weekend with my Hubby. But I still feel that dark cloud enveloping me, following me wherever I go.

But you know what? God’s got me. I may be feeling low, but He is there for me. In the passage above, David writes about how He waited patiently for God to answer him. I’m not being very patient at this point in time. I want help NOW. But my Father wants me to trust Him and to await His perfect timing.

David also wrote that God gave him a new song. I could really use a song right about now. And I pray that the Lord will fill my heart with a harmony that only He can give. That’d He’d bring back my joy and peace and strength. That He’d pull me up out of this gloomy pit.

And I know He will…in His perfect time. ❤