In Distress God Sets us Free

Jul 21, 2023 | Hope

“Out of my distress I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me free.”

Psalm 118:5


Have you ever experienced a season where you had to keep going back to God in a time of distress for His help?

I suppose that is every day, right?

Yet through certain phases of life, it seems we need to be rescued by God or we will hit rock bottom.

As we keep our focus on God and keep looking up, He will eventually rescue us from our distressing trial.

That could mean if we are grieving, He brings hope for renewal and a season of rest in Him. Sometimes a change of scenery or a vacation is in order.

Maybe we are struggling to come to terms with a heart breaking health diagnosis? In that case God will equip us to handle it one way or another as we put our trust in Him. And as we cry out in our distress.

Perhaps it involves a relationship issue. In His time He makes all things beautiful as we turn to Him and do things completely His way.

Most individuals have had to cry out in distress while raising their family. How we need God’s grace to do that. A child who rebels and strays from the faith brings painful heartache. Yet as the loving parent calls out to God, again and again and again, God will ultimately answer and comfort the one praying. He will bring the peace that passes all understanding, regardless of the outcome.

Another cause of distress is often financial struggle. A young couple can’t make ends meet. A devoted Christian couple loses their business. We can take all these struggles to God, pray about, cry about, and call out to Him in distress. God is the captain of helping anyone turn the situation around a full circle as we follow His precepts. He will do it. But our part is we must trust Him to do it.

My encouragement to you today is to keep bringing your cares to God, because He cares for you.

He says to lay our burden down at His feet.

Can you do that and leave it there for Him to meet you with His help?

As we call upon Him, He sets us free.

Free from worry.

Free from pain.

Free from shame.

Free from bondage.

Free from grief.

Each of these struggles will take time to work out. We will have to wait on God, sometimes long and hard.

If we do a search, the Bible has so many verses about waiting for God.

He will come through all, though we don’t always get the outcome we hope for. As we trust in Him, God will make all things beautiful in His time and in His way.

This perspective, with God’s help, sets you free.




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