Psalms 40 – Sat – 22-12-10

“You saved my life.” Have you heard those words in a news story? I’ve seen more than one story over the years where someone thanks another with those words “You saved my life.”  Maybe it was spoken to a firefighter or police officer at an awards ceremony. Sometimes the cameras roll when the one rescued goes to meet the other person. It’s always a heartwarming story.

We often find ourselves mired in problems. We need help. We began the week talking about quicksand, remember? People sinking in quicksand or a bog need help. They need someone to rescue them, since they are stuck and sinking. They also need rescue to come without delay.

Psalms 40 illustrates God’s mercy as a rescue from a slimy pit of mud. We are mired in our troubles, but God pulls us free and sets us on solid ground. The psalm concludes with verses 16 and 17, ‘But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, “The LORD be exalted!” Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.’ (NIV)

Remember, God has rescued us from sin and other problems. Take a moment and praise him because he did not delay his salvation.

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