Sometimes when we come face to face with our own darkness, inadequacies, guilt, sins, worthlessness, anger and jealousies it feels like we are walking into sinking sand. The more we fight and struggle the quicker we are pulled under.
It is then that faith has to take over. We cannot hear God’s voice, we cannot feel His presence so we, by faith, have to pretend that we can hear His voice saying:
Be still and know that I am God
Be still and know
You have to force yourself to lift your hands up out of the quagmire of the sinking sand. As you force your hands up you need to start muttering between gritted teeth:
My God is mighty to save
My God is mighty
Repeat these words over and over again. Shout them, whisper them, cry them, howl them.
As you repeat these words in anger and hurt, in fear and pain, in hopelessness and despair even as everything inside you is rebelling against those words, you will find that they will start to take on a softness, you will start to whisper them gently, you will start to sing them quietly.
“My God is mighty to save” will be the rope that will pull you out of the quagmire of the sinking sand of your life.