One of my favorite shows on the Discovery Channel was called Swamp Loggers. From June 2009-December 2012, Bobby Goodson was the star of a family run business, illustrating how technology could be used to log once unreachable forests. Through success and failure, this program was as close to real life as a reality show has come.
However, in real life, there aren’t any machines who can save us from sinking. King David often used the analogy of a swamp, which bogs human beings down, sucking each in like a suction cup, Psalm 69:14-15. Whenever you get stuck, there is only One who can save you, Acts 4:12. This life guard can walk on water, silence storms and stretch out His hand to lift you up.
Before you sink any further, take David’s advice in Psalm 30:1-3. Sure, you might be able to get yourself out of a few jams from time to time, but the open arms of the Great I Am is waiting. Come to your senses now, Luke 15:17, swallow your pride and ask God to relieve you from distress, Psalm 4:1. Before I sink any further, I surrender all, all to you O Lord.
I encourage everyone to share a time you’ve been saved from the muck and mire in life.
by Jay Mankus