Psalm 40:1-8 begins in verse 1 saying, “I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord, and He inclined to me and heard me” (Amplified Bible). The Scriptures emphasize that God is constantly keeping watch over His children. While His eyes “are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good” Proverbs 15:3, 2 Chronicles 16:9 emphasizes that He is looking to find and to “show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him”, loyal (perfect KJV) means complete; especially friendly, (according to the original Hebrew). So He is inclined, that is reaching out His hand to those who patiently wait for (bind themselves together with) Him! Psalm 145:18 confirms that “The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.” The key to being established on a solid rock, (in contrast to the pit of miry clay in which the world wallows) and to having our mouth filled with a song of praise, is to place full trust in the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is portrayed in verses 6-8 of Psalm 40.
Wait On The Lord
-By Rose Hill
Happy is the one who will trust and wait,
To hear our cry God is never late.
He will always incline His ear,
And answer us when we draw near.
When we delight to do His will,
Then our hearts desire He will fulfill.
Unless otherwise noted Scripture quotations are from the New King James version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Co. used by permission.