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.
It’s fun to stand on the sand in shallow ocean water, feeling the waves shift our stance. We plant our feet in the wet sand and resist the tide’s challenge. But when menacing weather or rising waters threaten, we look for solid rock. We don’t allow ourselves to be helplessly pulled into the mire, but find firm ground.
Too often we’re not aware of our precarious footing until our balance is threatened and we suddenly scramble for the safety of solid rock. Whether the threat is self-imposed, or from a flash storm, or mutely poses danger, we need to find safety if we want to stay on our feet. We may grapple, slipping and sliding in our climb to firm ground, but when we cry to God He rescues us, setting us safely on rock.
Look down at your feet. Where are you standing? Don’t wait for danger… find secure footing now. Step out of emotion and onto truth. Feelings are fickle, truth is secure. Stand on the rock that is Jesus and be safe.
The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house;
yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. Matthew 7:25