Blessed beyond measure
I waited patiently for the Lord to help me,
and he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the pit of despair,
out of the mud and the mire.
He set my feet on solid ground
and steadied me as I walked along.
He has given me a new song to sing,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see what he has done and be amazed.
They will put their trust in the Lord.
Oh, the joys of those who trust the Lord,
who have no confidence in the proud
or in those who worship idols.
O Lord my God, you have performed many wonders for us.
Your plans for us are too numerous to list.
You have no equal.
If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds,
I would never come to the end of them.
~Psalm 40: 1–5
I love this Psalm. It is one of my favorites and every single time I glean something new. There was a time in my life that I was in that pit of destruction. I felt there was no way out. And The Lord heard my cry! He turned to me and lifted me out of the bog that sucked me down, cleaned me off, steadied me and walked along with me. I will never forget. And before long My soul sang again. My joy was restored. The path He kept me steady on was one of healing and refreshing. When I think back on that time period it is like it was another life, like it was not MY life. Yet, it was. I know full well that I am a walking miracle. And when I ask God why, He reminds me. But I digress and need to get down that right trail. 😊
My favorite that sticks out to me today is the b side of verse 5. “I tried to recite all your wonderful deed, I would never come to the end of them.”
To often we forget all the things that God has blessed us with. Either because we don’t want to look at our pasts or we grow accustom to our new lives. We get distracted by the comings and goings of now and need a little reminding of how far we have come and HOW OFTEN THE LORD BLESSES US BEYOND MEASURE. I used to write them all down in a journal and then go back and read them to remind myself. For some reason I stopped doing this but today as I read this Psalm for the 1 Millionth time.. like it was the first time. I am reminded that I need to remember His ABUNDANT blessings. To not forget that I prayed for what I have now. To be thankful for the hardship that is now testimony. To praise Him for the joy I wake with each morning. And the knowledge that I am a daughter of the Most High. An heir. A princess. Justified freely by His Grace. Sanctified in His name. Redeemed for Him, by Him and Through Him. So that I can recount the uncountable deeds. The many blessings. Testify to His goodness. Show others the path TO the ONE who can save.
Jesus Said Love.
Every day. Every Moment is a blessing.