Gods word has the power to bring me up from the miry clay that seems to surround me often. He has done it in the past!
The mire is undesirable circumstances that appear to have no way of escaping or getting out of. If I hold onto the truth and the power of His word by faith the miry clay has to let go.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
Psalms 40:2 NASB
For as long as I can recall now for the last 2 years I have been hooked on anchors and the verse Hebrews 6:19. I often related the anchor resting upon a rock (solid rock = Jesus) to keep stable even when the storms and waves crash on us.
He wants me firmly anchored in Him to not be so easily moved as I have been in my past. When a reality hits it can move me swiftly out of faith. I have to guard and be aware to catch it. If not, I will find myself way off course and having to stuggle to get back.
Just like a lotus flower has to press and grow its way through mud and waters and currents to bloom. I too must press past mud, murk, mire, water, currents of life to bloom in the faith.