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March 28, 2014

Psalm 40

I waited for the Lord my God; I waited patiently,
And He in mercy heard my cry; Inclined His ear to me.

He brought me up out of the pit, Out from the miry clay;
He set my feet upon a rock, There firm to stand and stay.

He put a new song in my mouth, God’s praise for all to hear;
And many then will trust the Lord, who see and learn to fear.

How blest the one who trusts the Lord, and trusts not false nor proud;
Who sees the wonders He has done and sings His praise aloud.

For many are Thy thoughts toward us; such wonders none compare;
Far more than I could ever count, More than I could declare.

An off’ring You have not required, but rather pierced my ears;
Burnt off’ring You have not desired, but rather, one who hears.

And so I said, “Behold, I come; It is prescribed for me
within Your scroll to do Your will, Your law my heart receives.”

I have proclaimed deliverance, Glad news for all to hear;
You know I’ve not restrained my lips from speaking far and near.

I have not hidden righteousness alone within my heart,
But spoken of Your faithfulness; Your truth I did impart.

I’ve not concealed Your steadfast love, Your faithfulness of old;
To the assembly gathered round, I’ve Your salvation told.

Do not withhold Your mercy, Lord, or keep it far from me,
May Your great love and faithfulness keep me continually.

For evils have surrounded me, Iniquities flood me;
More than the hairs upon my head, My heart fails within me.

O Lord, my God, deliver me; Be pleased to give me aid;
Make haste, for many seek my life; Let them now be dismayed.

Let those be turned back, put to shame, who in my harm delight,
Leave them appalled and desolate who would destroy my light.

Let those who taunt me be appalled; Let them be brought to shame
who say to me, “Aha, aha!” and harm my life and name.

Let those who seek You now rejoice, All who in You abide;
Let those You save, say with one voice: “The Lord be magnified!”

Since I’m in need, afflicted, Lord, Remember me this day;
You are my help, my Savior sure; O God, do not delay.

CONSIDER THIS

I waited patiently.

He did everything else.

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J.D. Walt writes daily for Seedbed’s Daily Text. He serves as Seedbed’s Sower in Chief. Follow him @jdwalt on Twitter or email him at jd.walt@seedbed.com.

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