Cry Out To God

Have you strayed from God? Do you feel like you are trapped? Does it feel as though you are a prisoner, trapped in a situation with no way out? Are you on the verge of giving up? Does your situation feel hopeless?

We all experience a situation at some time in our lives that feels as though we have hit a wall, or the situation is hopeless. Perhaps we blame ourselves for not seeing it coming. We might blame someone else for tricking us into it.

We might feel the same about our relationship with God. We may be in a situation right this moment that is dark and dank and utterly miserable. It feels as though God has abandoned us. We may even believe it is because of our negligence or disobedience that has caused Him to leave us. Yet there is always an opportunity to repent.

God has the ability to break our chains, release us from the prison we are in. He is waiting for us to return to Him. He has the power to bring down the walls with a crash, leaving nothing but rubble. He may choose to take them apart one piece at a time.

What are we to do? We are to fall on our knees. We are to repent of our wrongdoing. We are to cry out to God for help. Our hearts need to turn to God. As we turn to God, honestly seeking Him with a desire to turn away from our sin, He hears and answers our plea.

We are to believe God has the ability to lift us out of the muck and mire. Our hearts and minds are to trust God. After all, we can see many dire situations in which God rescued His people, pulling them out of extreme situations safely.

I pray we all turn to God. I pray we trust Him to lift us up. I pray each of us will put our faith in Him each and every day. Cry out to God. Repent of your sin. Trust God to rescue you. Ask God to break the chains that hold you. Believe God has the power to release you. Put your faith in God.

Psalm 107:10-14

Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness,

prisoners suffering in iron chains,

because they rebelled against God’s commands

and despised the plans of the Most High.

So he subjected them to bitter labor;

they stumbled, and there was no one to help.

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble,

and he saved them from their distress.

He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness,

and broke away their chains.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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