Am I Stuck?

13 May

Did you ever feel you might be locked between a rock and a hard place? That of course suggests being in a place with no easy way out. There you feel pinched in this uncomfortable place and it is frustrating, discouraging and sometimes infuriating.

You may cry out, “Help, is anyone listening?”

You feel alone.

I have had moments like this. It may have been a disagreement that could not be resolved. It may have been an undesirable change at work or a plumbing event that could not repair itself and I have wanted to cry out, “Help!”

I don’t want to be pedestrian or simplistic and say “God will help,” because sometimes we do not turn there first and the reminder of his availability may make us uncomfortable or sad that we did not go there first. Human nature calls us to be dramatic sometimes, prone to hyperbole and distracted at length before we turn to the Lord, but in all reality, isn’t that where we should go first?

The beautiful hymn below says so. It speaks of faithfulness, trust, love and patience from the Almighty.

The lyricist for this great piece was Civilla D. Martin, a pastor’s wife and school teacher in the early 1900’s. It is believed she wrote over 500 pieces of poetry many of which were set to music like the one below.

Be not dismayed whate’er betide
God will take care of you
Beneath His wings of love abide
God will take care of you

God will take care of you
Through every day, o’er all the way
He will take care of you
God will take care of you

No matter what may be the test
God will take care of you
Lean, weary one, upon His breast
God will take care of you

God will take care of you
Through every day, o’er all the way
He will take care of you
God will take care of you

He will take care of you
God will take care of you

After reading those words are you still feeling stuck?

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