Saturday, October 15, 2016

In the Pit

Do you ever feel like your standing knee deep in a pit of mud and you can't get out? I know that I do! I find myself standing in that pit trying to work my way out of that pit. Slipping and sliding, I try to work my way out of the pit. I grasp onto the side and try to claw my way out of the pit but I keep sinking and sliding back into that pit. The truth is that I need God to rescue me from the pit!

When I was working at SuperAwesomeBibleCamp, our campers loved our mud pit. But the mud pit also had quicksand spots where you could easily sink into the mud. Watching my campers trying to work their way out of that mud and asking for a friend's hand to help them out reminds me of how we need our God to rescue us from our own pits.

Our pits all look different. Our pits might be parents divorcing. Our pits might be death. Our pits might be illness. Our pits are so many things. Yet the reality is that the pit is never too deep for our God. Our God gets down into the muck and mire of our lives and lifts us up out onto solid holy ground. Or in the words of one of my Instagram friends on their IG account today, "There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still!"

Exactly! God's love is so deep that God is willing to go to all lengths to rescue us out of the pit. Some days you might find yourself on the edge of the pit, reaching out for God's hand to pull you out. Other times you'll find yourself so deep into the pit that you simply need to wait for God to come down into the muck and mire to rescue you. No matter where you are in the pit, God loves you so much that God set Gods son into the world to show us how much God loves us.

"For God so loved the world, that God gave Gods only Son into the world so that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. God did not send Gods Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that we might have life through him."--John 3:16-17

God sent God's Son into the world as the Word made flesh; the Word made flesh who stands in the muck and mire of our pits with us. The Word made flesh who takes your hand and lifts you out of the pit. The Word made flesh who is willing to get dirty and stand in the pit with us because God loves us that much.


10 comments:

  1. Oh yes, I know the pit! But I love that no matter how deep it is, God's love goes deeper, and that he doesn't leave us there but he comes to rescue us.

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    1. I think many of us know the pit. I too love that God's love is deeper still.

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  2. Your post reminds me of Romans 8:39

    39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39

    Thank you for the encouragement!

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    1. That's a great reminder verse!

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  3. recently read in Nan Jones' book, The Perils of a Pastor's wife, a description of a silversmith refining the silver with fire. What jumped out at me was that the smith never takes his eyes of the silver watching for the perfect moment of perfect. Isn't that like God? He never takes his eyes off of us when we go through the fire.

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  4. Yes, I have definitely spent some time in the pit. Thankful for faithful friends like you who helped pull me out!

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    1. I think many of us have! I too am thankful for those faithful friends who have helped pull me out.

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  5. I love this, friend! I'm so proud of you for excelling in this #write31days. Way to go. Rejoicing in the truth that no pit is too deep for God. So thankful! Much love!

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    1. Thanks Julie! And thank you. It means the world to know those of you who arent writing are cheering us all on. Much love to you too!

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