I waited patiently for the Lord…

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Psalm 40: 1 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. 2 He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. 3 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. 

First of all, I want to thank all of you who messaged me that you were praying for me when I was sick last week. I’m much better today, pretty much back to normal. In today’s psalm David gives thanks and praise to God for coming to his aid. “Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord.” We don’t know for sure what David was struggling with, but it was important for David to do two key things:

  1. David made sure to give thanks to God. Gratitude is important. No one likes to be taken for granted, even the Lord.
  2. David made sure to tell others about the blessings God gave to him. When we hear what God has done for others it gives us faith to believe God can come to our aid as well. David is blessed in the telling and others are blessed in the hearing.

So this morning I’m giving thanks to God for healing. I’m also giving thanks to God for all of you who prayed for my healing. Lord, the older I get the more I appreciate physical health. It’s not something I take for granted as I may have done in my youth. Thank you for healing me and others out of your goodness and faithfulness. We pray as well for all those who need healing today, whether in mind, body, or spirit. Reveal your grace to your children that we may praise you all the more. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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