“He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure.”
To pick up where we left off from the last blog entry...We wait and we weep, from the why we wait (the Person of the Lord) to the where we wait: in the pit of destruction. This is a continuation of our being honest about our condition. This is where God finds us, in our dilemma. We often find ourselves in situations outside of our control. I often hear “God won't give us more than we can handle.” That is not true. God often does just that. To teach us to depend up on Him, to wait upon Him, to lean upon Him. So David finds himself in the pit of destruction, the miry bog. This picture is that of a deep cavern filled with clay where someone would fall in and get stuck and die if not for someone on the outside there to save him. And after waiting and crying out, God turns and hears and lifts him out of his mire and rescues him. And us. Finally. Eventually. He sets our feet upon a Rock (Christ Himself) where we are free to move, free to walk. Free indeed. Next week we find out the Who of our waiting (you may peek at the next verse). This is the progression of our sanctification. God has a plan, afterall!