After a few cloudy days, I’m ready for some sunshine. After a few more I feel like the sun is never going to shine again and I’m sick and tired of mud. It makes a mess of my floors. It’s a pain to put on muck boots every time I have to walk across the yard. It gets to the point that every step takes so much effort because my boots stick in the mud and I have to get unstuck before I can move forward. It’s pretty easy to lose my footing and next thing I know I’ve fallen and am completely covered in mud. But even through all of this, and even though I haven’t seen the sunshine in days, I know that the sun is up there. It’s just blocked from my view. Sometimes we let things get between us and God and it blocks Him from our view. It’s not that He’s not there. It’s just that we’ve let the storm clouds of life get between us and Him. And then the next thing you know we have allowed so much sin into our life that we’re bogging down in it until we don’t think we can move forward. But even when it’s the darkest and we’ve lost all traction and fallen to our knees, covered in the sin we’ve allowed into our life, all we have to do is ask the Son to shine into our lives and He will.
Psalm 69:2World English Bible (WEB)
2 I sink in deep mire, where
there is no foothold.
I have come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me.
Psalm 69:14World English Bible (WEB)
14 Deliver me out of the mire, and don’t let
Let me be delivered from those who hate me, and out of the deep waters.