Today’s Scripture: Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies. Many, O LORD my God, arethy wonderful works whichthou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.Psalm 40:4-5

Have you ever been stuck in mud or even quicksand? There have been a few times that I have been stuck, although not to where I feared I would totally sink. However, I have lost my share of boots to the mud. If you are stuck in the mire of life, then today I want to give you three things that are true about your situation.

The first piece of wisdom is that the more you struggle to pull yourself out of the mud, the deeper you will sink. Struggling only makes things worse, both in a muddy pit and in the trials of life.

The second thing is that the miry clay will eventually pull you down to the bottom. This might make you think the situation is hopeless, and it would be, except for the third truth.

The only way out is for someone to pull you out. While another human being could pull you out of mud, they cannot exactly get you out of the trial that you face. However, that is exactly what God did for David, and it is what He will do for you. Throughout his life, David faced situations that were seemingly hopeless, and God prevailed and brought him through. This is why he could write and sing about what God had done for him.

If you want to be blessed when you are going through a trial, apply today’s Scripture passage: Blessed is the man that maketh the LORD his trust. He knows what you are going through and will be there to lift you up when you need Him most.

Devotional by Jim Scudder, Jr.