I waited and waited and waited some more,
knowing God would come through for me.
Then, at last, he bent down and listened to my cry.
He stooped down to lift me out of danger from the desolate pit I was in,
out of the muddy mess I had fallen into.
Now he’s lifted me up into a firm, secure place and steadied me while I walk along his ascending path.
A new song for a new day rises up in me every time I think about how he breaks through for me!
Ecstatic praise pours out of my mouth until everyone hears how God has set me free.
Many will see his miracles;
they’ll stand in awe of God and fall in love with him!
Blessing after blessing comes to those who love and trust the Lord.
They will not fall away, for they refuse to listen to the lies of the proud.
O Lord, our God, no one can compare with you.
Such wonderful works and miracles are all found with you!
And you think of us all the time with your countless expressions of love
— far exceeding our expectations!
It’s not sacrifices that really move your heart.
Burnt offerings, sin offerings—those aren’t what bring you joy.
But when you open my ears and speak deeply to me,
I become your willing servant, your prisoner of love for life.
Bill Johnson wrote in his and Benni’e book (Morning and Evenings in His Presence” about this psalm (Psalm 40 in the TPT translation)
“I want to know so much more about Who You Are, Lord, about what breaks Your heart and what blesses You. Bring me into encounters with Your nature through each testimony I hear”