"I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth --
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.
It's in the waiting, I've learned. But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
I have been weary, oh, so weary; Bone dry in spirit, emotionally empty, physically exhausted. Jackals have haunted the hollow places of my soul, a barren, desert land. My heavens have been bronze and my earth like iron.
And I have cried out to the Lord, even pleaded, begged. Lord, renew my strength, my foot slips.
But God slept while the storm raged around me.
It is in the waiting and through the waiting that God does His work, not in the immediate delivering.
And we are to wait patiently. Build homes and live in them, plant gardens and eat of their fruit because this captivity is going to take a while. But God will remember His promise and bring His beloved back to the promised land in due time.
He inclined to me, And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Praise God, He is good. He did not allow His Holy One to see decay, and neither will he suffer it with you. God will deliver you from your doubt and fear, heartbreak or despair and set your feet upon a rock, The Rock. He will make your feet like hinds feet, and set you upon the high places. In time, He will do this. It only takes time.
And then, this is my favorite part, He will put a new song in your mouth. Sing to me a new song, our God demands. Out of the suffering we patiently endured, He forms a new song of praise in our soul and brings it forth from our lips through joy. He works a new work of faith in His believer, a new understanding of love, a new experience of forgiveness and it becomes our song, a precious melody, a joyful noise unto the Lord.
Praise God. Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the Lord.
But the secret is in the waiting.
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