When you meet some people, they can’t stop talking about how rough they’ve have it in life. I was once this way. It was like a bad country ballad that I sang over and over about “Somebody done me wrong.”
I can imagine how awful I was to be around, no wonder I didn’t have any friends.
Now when I encounter people who have this “woe is me” mentality, I tell them it’s all about the perspective they have on life. You see, we’ve all through some tough situations, And we still will go through some tough situations. That is the human race.
While we might envy others who seem to have an easier, carefree life than we do. Usually, that is just an illusion. No matter what side of town people grow up on, or how rich they may be, our Lord told us that storms come to everyone’s life from time to time. -Matthew 5:45-
I could write a book about the horrible experiences I grew up with. My mother, my brothers losing their lives all through my lifetime, either by accident or beings murdered. The abuse I’ve survived.
Perhaps you can’t relate to these experiences, in fact, I hope you can’t. But it is suffice to say that growing up in a small rural isn’t all nice people and nice places.
The good news is that none of us is automatically stuck with the kind of situation we’ve inherited. It may be more difficult to break free if life has dealt you a difficult hand, yet there’s no pit so deep that God can’t get you out of.
What Pit Are You In?
Drug addictions, criminals, and homeless people certainly aren’t the only ones who can find themselves stuck. Sometimes even Godly people “Like King David” must cry out loud to God for deliverance.
I waited patiently for the Lord: And He inclined to me. And heard my cry. He also brought me out of a horrible pit. Out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock. And established my steps. He put a new song in my mouth-Praise to our God: Many will see it and fear, and trust in the Lord. -Psalm 40:1-3-
If you’re facing distressing circumstances in your life, whether it’s from your own foolish choices or situations beyond your control and you’ve found yourself in a horrible pit filled with miry cray.
If so you can be encouraged that God delivered David from the unpleasant pit stopped what his was experiencing. David gained stability and freedom. And instead of David from singing his dreary ballad. And gave him a new song.
By God’s grace and lots of hard work, I’m happy to report that I’ve broken free from the bondage that once threatened to become my destiny. I’m sure you can break free as well.
God 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.