What pit are you facing today? The pit of despair? Disappointment? Loneliness? Brokenness (link)? I am going to share the following verses with you that God gave me during a difficult time in my life. It was a period where I felt I was submerged in my pain. I knew only God could pull me out and He did.
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.
Mediating on Psalm 40 got me through my darkest hours. God lifted me out of my slimy pit. He set my feet on a rock. He is my rock and my salvation (Psalm 62:2). Thank you, Jesus! He gave me a firm place to stand. For there is no respect of persons with God (Romans 2:11). He will do it for you as well.
I do not know what your pit is. I may not know what you are up against. But I know pain is pain. It can hurt deep down to the core. If we are not careful the pain can turn into bitterness, loss of faith (i.e. believing things will not get better), unwillingness to pray, and depression amongst many other emotional roller coasters.
Brothers and sisters! Let me tell you our God is faithful! The enemy will have you thinking all is lost and that you have gone to the point of no return. But God! Jesus defeated the enemy at the cross. Satan is a liar. The father of lies. Do not believe him. Put your faith and hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us (Ephesians 30:20).
In the Holy Bible, God tells us in Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. I encourage you today to not give up! I do not care what your situation looks like. You may say I do not know what you are facing, but my response will still be the same. I am telling you what I know and what I have seen God do in the lives of others, including myself. We always win with Jesus Christ!
I hope today you will be encouraged by this post. Jesus never promised that we would not experience any trials on earth. John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Hold on to His promises today. We serve a faithful God. He is a promise keeper who will never leave us.
Father, I pray for everyone who reads this post today. You said in your Word that you will never leave us nor forsake us. Today, I pray that anyone in need of your healing in their lives will draw to you, Lord, and allow you to heal their brokenness. In Jesus name, Amen.
If you’re not saved today, then I encourage you to visit my Salvation Prayer page. Welcome Jesus in your heart today. You will not thirst again. He will give you living water (John 4:10).
Love you all in Christ,
Ayesha L. Shoulders