Sludge

“God, my God, come and save me! These floods of trouble have risen higher and higher. The water is up to my neck! I’m sinking into the mud with no place to stand, and I’m about to drown in this storm.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭69:1-2‬ ‭TPT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1849/psa.69.1-2.tpt

Does it EVER stop? Will things EVER come together? How will this EVER get done? When will I find peace in this situation? Why does it seem like nothing is going right? Today was another day where I felt like David. Probably could have written another Psalm today….about sludge.

It was an ordinary day. Well, except for the weird vision I had this morning. Oh! And the sugar donut and large cold brew coffee from Tim Hortons for lunch might not have been the best idea. Stayed late at work for a customer. Then. Came home to find my sump pump not working.

Now I know things break. Things do not last forever. It’s part of being a home owner. BUT! It was a very frustrating thing on a looooong list of issues. I have been praising God the entire time. I have pressed in and pushed through. I have prayed and hoped. I have waited and trusted. But now this too? Right before vacation. What was going on?

I had a melt down. What did I do wrong? Why am I still in this predicament? How am in the middle of another mess? All of my emotions hit me in the face. I had a mess to clean up. No extra money to fix this issue. Guess I won’t go on vacation. Why? Why? Why?!!

Then. Like God always does. He sent help. My friends came over and helped get the water out. Cleaned out the sludge. Pulled the pump apart. Cleaned it. Put it back together. Smiled and went on their way.

Just like God does with us. He finds us in our mess. Comes to the rescue. Cleans out the sledge. Heals our hearts. Cleans us up. Puts us back together better than before. Kisses us on the forehead and lets us go.

And guess what? He will do it over and over and over again.

Why? Simply because He loves us. Even in our mess while covered in sludge.

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