Psalm 40

I read this Psalm to Jane very often….

I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.

Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us
Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.

Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.
Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”

I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Indeed, I do not restrain my lips,
O Lord, You Yourself know.
10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth
From the great assembly.

11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Lord;
Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.
12 For innumerable evils have surrounded me;
My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;
They are more than the hairs of my head;
Therefore my heart fails me.

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me;
O Lord, make haste to help me!
14 Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion
Who seek to destroy my life;
Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor
Who wish me evil.
15 Let them be confounded because of their shame,
Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”

16 Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let such as love Your salvation say continually,
“The Lord be magnified!”
17 But I am poor and needy;
Yet the Lord thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.

3 comments on “Psalm 40

  1. Onya Bolderoff on said:

    Thank you for still sharing your family with us, I feel that I myself have personally grown with your experience & I am quite sure there are many more people out there that feel the same as I do. I can only say THANK YOU for helping me learn from your family & your challenges over the last months.
    I have never met you but feel a better person for letting me help your family pray with you & for you & helping US ALL grow in our faith.
    WITH ALL OUR LOVE & PRAYERS, Onya Bolderoff

  2. Nadya R. on said:

    Dear Daniel and Elisabeth,
    So many conforting words and thoughts and scripture have been shared. We continue with prayers and thoughts for you and remembering your precious daughter Jane. We are thankfull for the hope we have in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  3. Mom K on said:

    Dearest Daniel & Elisabeth, How is your trip going? I think about yous all the time, its been 1 month 2 days since Jane has passed away and I still look up this Blog at least 4 – 6 times a day, wondering and hoping that something will be here to help Me? I dont know, but I just wanted to share that with you. Maybe you can shed some light on it, but I think that I just miss Jane so much that this is my connection to her. Thank you for giving her life, Jane will always be special and precious in my heart, and every- ones heart. I pray that God gives yous blessings and healings. I love you both and always hope the best for you. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Love, Mom

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