Speaker: Lukus Counterman - The late Supreme Court Justice, Louis Brandeis, once said to his frustrated, impatient daughter “My dear, if you would only recognize that life is hard, things would be so much easier for you.” The fact is, life is hard. It is kind of like a miry bog or a pit of quicksand. The harder we struggle against it, the deeper we sink. There is only one hope for people stuck in a pit; it’s the deliverance of God. In Psalm 40, David recounts how God drew him up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog and set his feet on a rock. May the Lord teach us call on him and wait on him when we find ourselves in the pit.