Remember him in the temple at the age of twelve, saying, "I had to be in my Father’s house [about my Father’s business]" (Luke 2:49). There was a program to which God had called him, and he intended to wait on the Lord for it. Remember that he told over and over again to his disciples in his ministry, "My hour has not yet come." God was in charge of the timing.
The Cries of Jesus:
Jesus also knew ahead of time that God’s program would include humiliation and suffering and the agony of death. That is where the cry for deliverance comes in. We can identify with the horror of that Gethsemane experience when he cried out
The cry from the garden of Gethsemane: "Father, if Thou art willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Thine be done" (Luke 22:42).
The cry on Calvary: "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?" (Matthew 27:46).
All of us at one time or another will shed some sincere tears…………
REPEAT AFTER ME: “It was God that Got me outta that mess”
#2. The Deliverance of David: Verse 2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
David describes himself as being in a “horrible pit.” The word “horrible” means “roar, din, crash, uproar, tumult.” “Pit” refers to “a dungeon.” This has the idea of being trapped in a place of torment.
This is what the enemies did to Jeremiah when he proclaims destruction upon the city; they let Jeremiah down in a dungeon, in the mock and the miry clay to die. Ebedmelech went forth out of the king’s house, and spake to the king, saying, please let him go because there’s no food there and he’ll die from hunger. Ebedmelech went forth to retrieve Jeremiah from the pit with old rotten rags which he used for a rescue line.
David speaks as one who is wounded by the problems and burdens of life. But, God reached out to him, even in that horrible time and extended His hand to David.
The phrase “He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay…” indicates that God did not just see what David was going through and He did not just listen as David talked; He did something about it! He got into the pit with David and he lifted David out.
Oh, when I look back and see the horrible pit that God took me out of, how thankful I am. I realize I was sinking, I was going down, but God put my feet upon a solid rock. He established my life in Christ.
You see, if a legalist came by a saw a sinner in a pit, he would preach a sermon about the dangers of the pit.
If a religionist came by a saw that same sinner in that pit, he would talk about steps the sinner could take to help him get out of that pit.
If a pessimist walked by, he would tell that sinner that he is going to die in that pit.
If an optimist passed by, he would tell the sinner that he had seen worser pits.
If a realist walked by, he would tell that man to just accept his pit.
If atheist came by, he would tell the sinner that there is no pit.
But, if Jesus came by, He would get into the pit with that sinner and lift him out the pit.