Out of the Miry Clay

I waited and waited and waited some more, patiently, knowing God would come through for me. I had fallen into a desolate pit of destruction. My dungeon, like a horrible grave. So I kept calling, knowing that my God would hear me… And then He did. He listened to my cry, and He stooped down to lift me out of danger and brought me out of the miry clay.

And then, He set my feet upon a firm, secure place and steadied me. He kept my footsteps firm and my foot from slipping. Now I can walk along his ascending path!

Now I can sing!

A new song breaks out in me, a song of praise to our God! Today I am new! Today I am changed! God breaks through for me! He has changed me and made everything new!

Praise comes out of my mouth until everyone hears how God has set me free! I want everyone to know that all the miracles He did for me, He will do for you. I want everyone to stand in awe of God and fall in love with Him!

Do you know that great blessings belong to those who love and trust the Lord? They will not fall away, they will not turn to false gods for help. Those who know our God will not listen to the lies of the proud. Instead, they will follow Him and love Him and trust Him.

O Lord, our God, no one can compare with you! Such wonderful works and miracles are found with you! You have done many amazing things, and you have great plans for us. You think of us all the time with your countless expressions of love. O Lord, there is no one like you!

I will tell everyone everywhere the truth of your righteousness. I won’t keep it a secret or hide the truth. I tell of your faithfulness and kindness, and will proclaim your extravagant love to the largest crowd I can find!

I will shout this out day and night: There is no one like You! How great and glorious is our God!

-a poetic reading of Psalm 40  from TPT/ERV/NASB