Waiting on God
To get out of a pit, it's really not complicated. Psalm 40:1-2 tells us the first step,
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.
The first step in getting out of the pit of despair is to cry out to God. He will hear your cry, and He will bring you up and out.
But His answer is not always instant. Notice David said, I waited patiently for the Lord. The answer to his cry wasn't apparent for a while. If you've spent a long time getting yourself into a mess, it may take some time for your deliverance.
A number of years back I went hunting with a friend. I was to fly on a little plane into a meadow about 20 miles into the wilderness where he was going to meet me.
For a variety of reasons, I ended up being six hours late to the drop-off point. My friend wasn't there, so for 20 minutes the pilot of that little plane tried to convince me not to stay. He said there were mountain lions, grizzly bears, packs of wolves… I would get eaten alive!
He finally left, and at about two in the morning I heard a noise. It wasn't a grizzly bear; it was my friend with the horses!
I think the devil is like that airplane pilot. He is always trying to talk us into quitting and giving up. But we can miss the greatest blessings in our lives when we are not patient.
Victory Out of Adversity
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