Are you on solid ground or quicksand? That is the question we’ve been examining. The quicksand of good works is one which so many people depend on to get to heaven, but the Bible says no one can make it through good works but only through faith in Christ. Additionally, there are the quicksands of money, self-esteem, and relationships.
What is the solid ground we can stand on? When we place our faith in Jesus Christ and live our lives to please him, we will discover that no matter what comes our way, we are on solid ground.
Has your job disappointed you lately? Did you get that promotion and find it left you empty? Have friends or loved ones failed to live up to your expectations? Did that new outfit, new house, or new car fail to make you feel good for very long? What quicksand have you discovered in your own life lately?
The Lord is waiting to pluck you out of that quicksand and put your feet on the solid rock, Jesus Christ. David put it so well in Psalm 40:2: “He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.” If you’ll turn to him right now, he’ll do the same thing for you.
Are you standing on the firm foundation of God’s Word? In Psalm 119:89 we read this: “Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.” The Word of God is a sure foundation, but you have to make it a part of your everyday life. Do you? If not, maybe that’s why you keep getting mired down. I promise you, if you’ll start standing on God’s Word and immerse your life in it, it will get you through tough times, heartaches, discouragement, confusion, and frustration better than anything or anyone else ever can. If you short-change the Word of God in your life, you’ll be in quicksand a lot.
It’s back to the basics, isn’t it? If you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and make his Word your daily bread, you won’t get caught in the quicksand of life. I encourage you to readjust your life in whatever way you need to so that “when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand” (Ephesians 6:13).