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Psalm 40

miry-clayPsalm 40:2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock And established my steps.”

All through growing up in the church I have heard the term “Miry Clay.” I am not sure how many times, if any, that I have taken the time to consider what it is. I have now come to the following conclusions:

~ Miry Clay is a bog that slows you down and hinders your progress as you are attempting to run for the Lord. ~ It is a glue that holds you back when you are attempting to live for the Lord. ~ It is muck and mire that masquerades itself as solid ground. ~It will fool you. Step on it and you will find yourself stuck. It will hold you fast.

Literally speaking, this miry clay sounds like serious stuff. Spiritually speaking, it is serious.

For some Miry Clay is the addiction (whether substance or sexual) that hinders your progress. For others, it is physical abuse (whether you are the victim or the abuser) that you cannot seem to break free of. For still others it is depression, bad habits, your language, your negative disposition, your self-righteousness, pride, or anything else that can hold you fast and keep you from gaining ground in your spiritual progress.

Thus, any of these things keeps you from becoming the type of person that God wants you to be.

Frankly, miry clay has held you fast for far too long. Don’t you think that it is about time to allow the Lord to lift you out of that pit of despair; place you on solid ground and establish your steps so that you change the direction of your walk, both spiritually and literally?

You know, it really is up to you. It is an act of the will. The question is, “Will You?”

One final thought. Notice that the psalmist exclaims that, He “set my feet upon a rock.” Being on solid ground is a good thing. However, when that solid ground is The Rock (Christ, Jesus), it is the best surface upon which to stand.

Just some un-mired thoughts from the Heart and Mind of Victor.