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Summary: When you come out of a bad situation God puts a new song in your mouth.

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Psalm 40:1-3

Today we are allowed a peek into these verses which leads into the heart of King David. Scholars think that this Psalm was written during the time David was running and hiding from Saul.

In the text David is speaking about a time in his life when he felt trapped in a helpless and hopeless situation. But, even in that terrible time of darkness and fear, God heard his cry and reached into David’s pit and lifted him out. He tells us how the Lord lifted him out of the mire, placed him on a rock and put a new song in his heart.

David not only testifies about his life but his testimony is also a foretelling of the Mission, Death, Resurrection, and the ascension of Jesus Christ.

#1. The Determination of David: If the truth is told “David had a mission to fulfill and it seemed to David that life wasn’t but a mess”

Verse 1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

The Mission of David: David was chosen by God to lead “David was a man after God own heart” but David although God called him when he was a child, he couldn’t fulfill his duties as king until Saul was eliminated from his position by death. As, David ran from Saul, he waited patiently for the Lord to incline his divine ears unto his cry.

Waiting for the Lord is a great part of the Christian life. There are at least two essential elements in the way we should wait with the king: humility and hope. Look back at Psalm 37:9, "Evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land”

Have you ever been in a large waiting room at a doctor’s office when the doctor is late returning from a call and the patients are stacked up? Who are the ones who get feisty with the receptionist and grumble to everybody? Not the meek, not the humble. Humble people can wait. They are not so in a hurry about their rights. So it is in waiting for God.

The Cries of David: “While in the waiting room sometimes you no other alternative, But! To cry…………..

One of the reasons God loved David so much was because he cried so much. Psalm 6:6, "I am weary with my mourning; every night I flood my bed with tears; I drench my couch with my weeping." Psalm 56:8 "Put my tears in thy bottle; are they not in thy book?" Indeed they are, because, "blessed are they that mourn." It is a beautiful thing when a broken man genuinely cries out to God. God loves to answer childlike prayers.

Somebody in here knows what it feels like to wait patiently on God and pray for an answer. When life issues tries to set you back, you didn’t take a step back, because God will make a comeback.

David’s biggest obstacle was his best friend daddy, which give the message watch the people who are closer to you!

b.) The Mission of Jesus: After the first breath that Jesus took on his human side in Bethlehem, Herod the Great sought to kill Jesus not to kindle around Jesus. Jesus was sent on a mission to redeem man unto himself but Jesus as seen in the life of David had to wait patiently.

Jesus was a master in waiting patiently:

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.

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