On our journey through life , we sometimes get off the "beaten path" that God directs us to follow. We often forget that even though we are being rebellious, our Lord still loves us. He may not be happy with our decisions, that we have made, But He still loves us. And sometimes He will allow bad things to happen because of our disobedience, But he still loves you.
In the mist of the "storms" in life He will stand beside you, If you are involved in a "flood" in your life he will provide the boat. And even if the waters get really rough, He will either calm the storm or He will ride it out with you. Remember He still loves you.
We ask to be beside "still waters", that doesn't always mean that they will be crystal clear. And it does get scary not knowing what we are wading through and what dangers are waiting beneath. Guess what? He still loves you.
He will be there guiding the way, all we have to do is just take hold of His hand, and have faith in Him. And if our hand slips and we fear that we will loose our grip. He's there to reassure us that he has a firm grip. If we sometimes slip or fall from what we might be walking on in the "muddy waters", we just have to call on His name and He will carry us, Because He loves you.
When we were kids we liked playing in the mud, and even as we got older we still are drawn back to the "Muddy" things in life. Things that at the time that we are doing them seem to be fun, but after we have played all day in the filth, we have to clean up. If we leave the dirt and grime on us for too long it will lead to other problems. And when the "world" see this they will separate themselves from you. Remerber He still loves you.
If we played way too long in the filth in life sometimes the "dirt" won't come off no matter how hard we try.
This is when we could call on the "Cleaner", God will hose you down with His "living water". Clean us up, give us "bread" to eat, clothes us in His majesty. Because of His love for us.
And when the time comes again, when we think that we know better than Him what is best for our life. And we let go of His hand to journey down our own path, not listening to His warnings of the dangers of what lie ahead of us, We just leave Him behind.
And when trouble does come we may look around and not see Him, this doesn't mean that He isn't there. We may have to endure the consequences of our actions. He is just watching from a far waiting for our call.
Muddy waters might be in our lives temporally right now, But His is with you always, because He will always Love you, no matter what.