I will exalt you, O Lord, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O Lord my God, I called to you for help and you healed me. O Lord, you brought me up from the grave; you spared me from going down into the pit. Psalm 30:1-3 NIV
King David wrote this Psalm after he had been plagued by an illness as a way to thank God for his deliverance. I know how he must have felt for I too have been in the pit and it’s a scary place to be. I remember one particular day when I was near the end of my chemotherapy treatments and my bones just ached so bad all I could do was lay on the couch and cry. I called on God many times that day and here I am nine years later still living, still breathing and still able to remember the pain. I think sometimes God allows us to go down into that pit so that we have to rely on Him and learn to trust Him more.
If you’ve experienced being in “the pit” for whatever reason; sickness, family issues, career struggles, etc. just remember that God is there to heal all of those circumstances. The problem with most of us is that we don’t always pay attention to how the healing occurs. Many times, we have to experience that pit to get to our point of healing. I have also learned that all healing does not always take place on this Earth. Sometimes God chooses to heal people by taking them to heaven. Either way, God is there with you and He will lift you up from the depths. Of that, I am certain.
Blessings, Cindy J