Wednesday, June 30, 2010

"Out Of The Pit"

"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." Psalm 40:2

My heart was burdened yesterday morning for a young woman that I have known since she was a child. She was brought up in church, she was taught the scriptures, she was given a godly example in her parents, she knows what it means to be a Christian and to follow Christ, yet she chose to go the opposite way. She chose to turn her back on Jesus and live life "her way".

When you make the choice to turn away from God, you bring a lot of grief upon yourself.. and she has. She has been in all kinds of trouble. She's now living in the same place where the prodigal son wound up. She is a beautiful young woman with so much to offer. I know she has a call upon her life but needs to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus. Anyway, as I was praying for her, the Lord begin to show me that she is in a "pit". So I began to pray for her deliverance from the pit.

I felt impressed to share this with you this morning because you might have a loved one- perhaps a child, or spouse, family member or friend- who is in a "pit". It could be a pit of rebellion- against you or God. It might be a pit of addiction- drugs, alcohol, pornography, immorality, prostitution. It may be a pit bitterness, hate, unforgiveness. There are many "pits". But regardless of the pit, God is able to reach into it and pull them out!!! He is the rescuer from the pit. It doesn't matter if the pit is filled with water, mud or sewage, or if it is a dry pit. It doesn't matter if it is a pit of our own making or one that someone else or the enemy has dug for us. It doesn't matter how deep or shallow the pit may be. I love what Corrie Ten Boon said, "It doesn't matter how deep the pit is, God is deeper." Some people have dug a pretty "deep pit" for themselves but His hand is not too short that it cannot save- save them out of it.

If you know someone who is in a pit this morning, don't give up, don't stop praying for them, don't stop trusting God to bring them out-- He can. He has in the past- He brought Joseph out of a pit, He brought Jeremiah out of the pit, He brought Benaiah out of the pit and many others. If He did it in the past, He will still do it today- He is still the same.

Have a great day. It doesn't matter what kind of pit, who dug it, or how deep it is, God is still able to deliver from the pit.

For further reading:
Psalm 30:3
Isaiah 59:1
1 Chronicles 11:22
Jeremiah 38:6
Genesis 37:23-28

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