He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. Psalms 40:2
Growing up I lived on a farm, so I learned to drive at an early age. I often drove the pickup while my dad put out feed for the cows, loaded the truck with bales of hay, and many other things. It was great, except for the mud holes. My dad always knew exactly how to get through those muddy pits without a bit of trouble. I tried to do it just like him, but sometimes I just could not make it across to the other side. If Daddy was within yelling distance, I could just call for help. Eventually he would come over the hill with the tractor to pull me out onto dry, solid ground where I could continue down the path. Sometimes it required several attempts and maybe even different methods, but no matter how badly I had buried the truck, he was always able to pull me up out of the mud.
In our daily lives, we often encounter similar mud pits, and sometimes we get bogged down. Our situation may seem totally hopeless leaving us feeling alone not knowing what to do or where to turn. We may try desperately to get on with our lives, while actually just be spinning our tires making the situation worse. Just as my dad pulled me from the mud pit, our Father in heaven will do the same for his children. When our lives find us in the muddy pit of depression, despair, and discouragement, we can cry out for help and wait patiently. He will hear our cries and pull us out of the mud and mire using His word, people around us, circumstances in our lives, and His love. Before we know it, we will be standing on solid ground once again and ready to continue down the path of life.
Luke 1:37 says, “Nothing is impossible with God.” Regardless of how deeply your life gets buried in the mud and mire, God is more than capable of pulling you out onto solid ground. You must simply stop trying to do it on your own, and call out to him.