40:1 waited patiently. Psalm 40 is a Messianic psalm, apparently recounting the innermost thoughts of the Lord Jesus on the cross. It is in this respect a corollary of Psalm 22. Christ suffered patiently the agonies of hell’s separation from God for the three long hours of darkness until the Father finally heard His cry. Then He could shout: “It is finished!” (John 19:30).