Reflections: As I read this verse, I feel like the author wrote it with my life in mind, anyone else? There are days when I am drowning in the slimy pit, the mud and mess of life. Circumstances have captured me and every time I move, life gets busier and I seem to get deeper into the mess. But God has put the Bible in my hands for times just like these! As you read this verse today, consider the three promises it presents to you.
- He lifts you out of the pit. You don’t have to work out all your problems, you don’t have to sort out all your mess, God will lift you out and remind you that he is great. It’s his hands that reach in and pull you out.
- He sets your feet on a rock: and that rock is Jesus Christ. He is the Rock upon which we stand, a solid foundation under our feet, so we don’t slip back down into the quicksand of life again.
- He gives you a firm place to stand. This is ours from now on, a firm place to stand above the mess. A viewpoint where we can see the answers, not just the problems, where we can see God move, not just the mud in our eyes.
Questions: Which of these promises encourages you the most today?
Prayers: Lord, lift me out of the mess and mud that I am in today. Let me feel the solid rock under my feet and establish my feet upon that firm place so I can stand.