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Psalms 118:5 I called upon the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me, and set me in a large place.

You do not have to stay in a place of distress, trust God to take you to a larger place.

You have a God that has the power to heal and deliver, whatever your circumstances, you call on him today.  The Children of Israel were in bondage in Egypt for 430 years and when they called to God out of their place of distress, He met with Moses at the burning bush and told him that he had heard the cry of his people and had come down to deliver. God did not just stay afar; he came down in the midst of their circumstances and delivered.   Your current circumstances are no different; if you call He will show up. He is a present help in the time of trouble.  

What is amazing about God is that he never leaves you in the same place that he finds you. When you bring His attention to your circumstance, if you trust Him you can expect him to do something about it. That was the experience of the psalmist in Psalms 118:5. When he called to God out of his distressing circumstances, God responded in two ways.  The first thing that God did was to give him an answer: word or instruction. It is important to note that God did not change his circumstance immediately, but instead God started by giving him something to work with – a word or instruction. It is after the Psalmist put his faith and trust in the spoken word that God took the next step to take him to a better place.  Very often we want to see the better place, but forget to show proof that we trust Him by following the word or instruction that he gave to us. Do not forget that one is dependent on the other.

Life Application: Choose to unlock your “larger place” by being decisive to the follow His instruction.  

Prayer: Lord, I trust you to take me beyond my current circumstances. I look to you for guidance and direction. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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