Psalm 40 1-2 (KJV) Chaplain Gary Rayburn
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2. He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
Have you ever been in this horrible pit? Maybe you still are? Miry clay, sounds like quicksand to me. We have all seen on television someone falling into quicksand, the more they struggle the deeper they sink, there seems to be no way out. Unless someone comes along and helps you out you just keep sinking and sinking, the more you try to get yourself out the faster and deeper you sink. I’m sure that we would not only be struggling but we would also be crying out for help.
In the popular song by Third Day “Cry Out To Jesus” there are some great lyrics, my favorite is: “There is grace and forgiveness, mercy and healing
He'll meet you wherever you are. “Cry out to Jesus.” The bible tells us in Romans Chapter 10 verse 13 that whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. In Psalms Chapter 34 verse 6 it reads “And this poor man cried and the Lord heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.” Through God’s word we find hope for the hopeless. Where man fails Grace prevails. That sounds like Good News to me!
That is just what Jesus did. He robed Himself in human flesh and entered into the pit of this world and died on the cross for our sins. He was not content to see us sinking deeper and deeper in the miry clay of our sins. His death is proof of His love. Romans 5:8 “God commands His love towards us while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” His saving touch is proof of His grace. Ephesians 2: 8-9 “For by grace are you saved through faith and not of yourself. It is a gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast.” When we cry out to Jesus and he saves us He sets our feet upon the Rock and establishes our goings. He will put us on a new path. Jesus will let us hit rock bottom sometimes just so that we can see that He is the Rock and it is only He that can save us and put us on the right path. So let me ask you right now, are you in that pit? Are you sinking in this Miry clay? If you need help, “Cry Out To Jesus!”
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