We took the youth group to Hurricane Shoals to play in the river and fellowship. Because of recent heavy rains, the water level was high…and MUDDY! The kids headed straight for it, like kids do. It was a sight, though a nasty one.
As the kids got deeper in the mud, I was reminded of all the times our lives have gotten bogged down with the cares of the world. Our circumstances can easily spin out of control and before we know it…we’re stuck.
1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear
And will trust in the Lord. —Psalm 40
Waiting on the Lord implies that you believe he can help you in and with your circumstances. This is key. It’s not about having “enough” faith—for the faith that Christ requires of us is faith as big (or small) as a mustard seed—but about trusting that God can do something about your plight. But that level of trust means being patient. It means waiting. When your life is stuck in the mud, turn your eyes up to the One who can set your feet on solid ground. He will hear you. Remember that God will use your circumstances to form you, to mold you into a person of great endurance and testimony. Trust in His care and you will have a firm place to stand.