Day 55: Spiritual Food in Quarantine
I waited patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry.
Patience is a virtue we could use at this time of adversity. In Psalm 40:1-4, David shares his own experience about being patient and God’s deliverance. By waiting patiently, he means intently trusting in the Lord. He testifies that He brought him up out of the pit of destruction, a metaphor for hopelessness and impossible escape. He was standing precariously on clay, having no control of his situation, struggling but slipping and getting nowhere. Then God put his feet on a solid rock, making his footsteps firm, giving him direction and ability. He ends up singing praise to God and being used by Him as a testimony so that many would see and fear and likewise trust in the Lord. That’s why he can conclude that blessed indeed is the man who has made the Lord his trust. We can easily relate our current predicament to that of David’s. But we can just as well trust the same God he trusted and who saved him and also see His salvation.