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The Horrible Pits

Please read Psalm 40 and notice that David is in "an horrible pit." He has waited patiently for the LORD. However, in verses 13 and 17 he is pleading with God to "make haste to help me" and "make no tarrying, O my God." In verse 12 he states he is so low that "I am not able to look up." Being in the Pits represents all kinds of trouble and emotions. Pits represents anything that gets us down and keeps us down. It represents enclosure, darkness, loneliness, separation and depression.

Sin is an horrible pit.
Immorality is an horrible pit.
Loneliness is an horrible pit.
Sorrow is an horrible pit.
Depression is an horrible pit.
Unforgiveness is an horrible pit.
Uncontrolled temper is an horrible pit.
Friendlessness is an horrible pit.
Financial trouble is an horrible pit.
Rebellion is an horrible pit.
Marital trouble is an horrible pit.
Bitterness is an horrible pit.
A negative attitude is an horrible pit.
A critical attitude is an horrible pit.
Being backslidden is an horrible pit.
Hard-heartedness is an horrible pit.
Anger is an horrible pit.
Unbelief is an horrible pit.
Worst of all, Being lost is an horrible pit from which none recover!

There is only one way out of an horrible pit. It is always upward! David said "He brought me up also out of an horrible pit." Joseph was in an horrible pit because of his dream in Gen. 37:1-27 and God sent the Midianites along to buy him out! Daniel was cast in a pit because of his stand in Dan. 6:1-24 and was brought out because he believed in his God. Jeremiah was in a horrible pit because of his preaching in Jer.38:1-10 and he was brought out because of his friend’s intercession.

Here in Psalm 40, David, a type of Christ, was brought out because God heard him! There was no other way out.

Most of the horrible pits I named above are pits of our own making. James 4:5-10, "Do ye think that the Scripture saith in vain, The Spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But He giveth more grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. Submit your-selves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw night to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up." Whatever your pit, if you will look up, He will lift you up out of the miry clay, and set your feet upon a rock. Thank God there is a way out, a way to escape!

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