If you are in a place where you feel stuck and with no options…God sees and knows your situation. I truly believe that He has you in that place for a purpose. The best thing you can do is lay your frustrations, your fears, your anger, your anxiety and all the negative feelings you have about the situation on God’s altar.
God wants to show you more of Himself. He wants you to learn to trust and to be content in all circumstances. Think of how many people in the Bible found themselves stuck in a hopeless, depressing situation that seemed to have no way out and would lead to their demise. They were in places where it seemed the only thing to do was to give up and resign themselves to face their fate….Daniel in the lion’s den; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace; His chosen people surrounded by their enemy until He parted the Red Sea; Joseph being sold into slavery, then imprisoned when he spurned the advances of Potiphar’s wife; Peter in prison and God sent his angel to free him. There are so many examples in the Bible that are there for our benefit.
What do most of these people have in common? They were in impossible situations, with seemingly no way out, and they had peace regardless of what they were facing. They didn’t struggle, they didn’t complain about their unjust treatment or predicament. It’s so hard for us, to resist the urge to wonder, “Why God?” “Where are you?” “Have you forgotten me?” If our back is up against the wall and it seems like we have no choices and no moves available, rest assured God sees and He knows and He is working on your behalf.
Your mission now, is to learn to know Him in ways that you’ve never known Him. Cling to the hem of His garment. Take advantage of the time where it is just you and Him. Read everything you can get your hands on that will increase and build up your faith. (Read about all those people I just mentioned.) Fill your days and nights with just feeding yourself with God’s word, truth and presence.
I learned this lesson first hand when I was bedridden and couldn’t do anything, or go anywhere. I miss those days, where it was just him and me for hours and hours everyday and no other cares of the world to distract me. What awesome fellowship I had with Him. I could sing like Peter did in prison, because my God was with me and I felt His presence. He puts us in those places for a purpose and then He does miracles to show that He alone is our deliverer and redeemer.
Don’t let the enemy discourage you or rip you off. You may not be able to change your circumstances…but you can change the one thing you have control over and that is your attitude. God has a purpose and a plan for you for being right where you are. He is still God, He is still sovereign and He is still on the throne…let your situation transform you instead of break you. You may be weak and weary, but He is our strength. Let Him transform you mentally, emotionally and spiritually. You are in a place where spiritual giants have been..trust Him, He knows what He is doing. Praying you will see your trapped situation with spiritual eyes. May your fear and depression dissipate as you learn to let go of the struggle and rest in His arms!