Psalm 40 vs 16: But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The Lord is great!”
His extremely painful soul may have been caused by loneliness, a rebellious son, family members who had rejected him, or maybe even a combination of these. But in the midst of “rock bottom” circumstances, David reminds us to:
- wait for the LORD who hears our cries (verse 1)
- remember that God will lift us out of the slimy pit and set our feet on a firm place to stand (verse 2)
God also “puts a new song in our mouth, a hymn of praise to our God (verse 3a).” I experienced this first hand and share this to encourage you. While driving along the coast, I was listening to 3rd Day and was so moved as I saw at the same time His creation of a crystal clear blue Atlantic Ocean, sun shining brightly, and mountain upon mountain. Tears of joy flowed as I considered the words of the song that:
- the Lord of all creation is our God who takes us out of rock bottom situations
- the universe declares His majesty, love, and holiness
David frequently used music to encourage his soul. So find some dvd’s with worship music on them and put up the volume …. Enjoy and worship our creator for who He is in your life, and trust Him that your rock bottom circumstances are known about by the Lord of all creation!