“Save me, O God…I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing…” (Ps. 69:1-2)
An Arizona man is lucky to be alive after he got trapped in quicksand in Utah’s Zion National Park for several hours in freezing conditions.
Ryan Osmun was hiking with his girlfriend when they said she tripped in a shallow creek that turned out to be quicksand. Osmun said he went to help pull her out, but in the process, his entire right leg became swallowed by the sand.
“There was no chance of moving it at all. The sand had surrounded the whole leg and I couldn’t move it,” Osmun told CBS News. “The best way to describe it would be…standing in a huge puddle of concrete that basically dries instantly.” Making matters worse, the area they were in had no cellphone reception.
Osmium’s girlfriend tried to free him, unsuccessfully, before finally leaving to find help. “I thought for sure when she left that I would lose my leg,” Osmun said.
Once rescuers found Osmun, they were surprised that he was even still alive. It took them over two hours to finally free his leg from the quicksand.
David knew what it felt like to sink in spiritual quicksand. He said, “I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing…” Sometimes we face circumstances in life which make us feel as if we are being swallowed up and cannot keep our heads above water. We feel as if we are doing all we can just to make it from day to day.
What did David do when he felt that way? He cried out to God. He prayed, “Save me, O God!” Don’t underestimate the power of prayer. God is above any circumstances that may be swallowing you up. Call out to Him, today, and let Him deliver you.