There is a scary phenomenon that happens here during monsoon season.
The streets are full of danger on a normal day, but during monsoon the dangers reach a new level of insane. One day while driving my scooter on a paved road, I reached a section that was a large puddle. My daughter was riding on the scooter behind me. The rain was pouring down and we were ready to get home and get dry. I slowed down and started driving through the puddle. Halfway through the 20-foot pond, the front tire of my scooter suddenly plunged into a deep, unseen hole. The scooter came to an instant stop, slinging me into the handlebars of the scooter and slinging my daughter into my back. I was able to keep us from toppling over, but my feet were now soaked in the muddy water. It took some effort, but I was able to get the scooter out of the hole. My hips and waist, however, were sore and bruised from the sudden jolt and stop. I was pretty happy to be on firm ground after that.
Psalm 40:2 "He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings."
David was pretty excited about getting on firm ground too! He was in a pit that caused pain and agony. God lifted him out of that pit and put David on firm ground. If we are saved, God has done the same for us! He has set us on a firm foundation. He has set us on a new path. We are new creatures in Christ. Having assurance of salvation is powerful! Knowing that I am out of the pit and established on the Rock helps me to walk confidently in Him. He has established my goings on this new path and has even given me clear instructions on how to navigate this new path. I will never again walk on that old path because He removed me completely from it! Sometimes, however, my walk mimics how I used to walk on that old path. It is during those times that I need to remind myself where He brought me from, as well as where He placed me now.
Do you remember the pit you were in?
Do you remember the day He lifted you up out of the pit?
Are you on the new path walking confidently in Him because you are sure of your salvation?
Are you walking on the new path, but acting like you are still on the old path?