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Feeling Stuck?

on February 19, 2014

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So that your faith might not rest on
men’s wisdom but on God’s power.
~1 Corinthians 2:5

“The drain’s clogged!”

Not again. It was the third time in a week our sink was broken. Instead of draining away the water quickly and quietly, something was blocking the flow.

Like a clogged drain, our lives can feel blocked, too.

Do you ever feel like you are struggling to move forward in life? You might relate well to the hundreds—perhaps thousands—of cars stuck in the ice and snow during our winter that seems to never end.

No movement.

Perhaps you’ve been trying to break a bad habit and you can’t seem to get a victory. Maybe you’re in a job you haven’t enjoyed for far too long, but don’t have the energy to make a move. Could it be that an unresolved conflict with a spouse, friend or neighbor is keeping you stuck?

Getting unstuck can be difficult when you try to do it in your own strength. You’ve tried talking to friends or reading books about your issue (and secretly hoping the problem will go away), but somehow you still feel stuck.

The truth is we need the power of the Holy Spirit to do what we cannot do. Like Liquid Plumber unclogs a sink, we need the powerful Holy Spirit to flush out the garbage in our hearts so the pure, clear water of life can flow through us again.

The good news is Jesus Christ, the One who loves us most, cared enough about us to make a way to clear the junk from our lives today—and allow us to have what we truly need most: a relationship with Him. God’s power was demonstrated on the Cross. By Christ’s death and miraculous resurrection we can live! He turns our fear to faith, and transforms our messy lives by His grace. He can do anything, even help us get unstuck.

Our job is to trust Him.

You truly can live an unstoppable life. You truly can get unstuck and have a life that flows freely with joy. You can, with God’s power at work in you, radiate Christ’s love in your life.

As you ask God, obey His commands and trust Him every day, the smile on your face and the spring in your step will show that you’re living an unstuck life. Clean and clear on the inside and out—empowered by God daily.

Lord, I need the power of the Holy Spirit to unclog my life. Would you help me to get unstuck? May I have joy and peace that flows freely in my life. Pour out your Living Water so I can do Your will and life a clean and clear life. I want to live empowered and I ask for Your help. In Jesus’ mighty and powerful name. Amen.


One response to “Feeling Stuck?

  1. Carole Brown says:

    Oh, my yes. It’s so good to know that even those “stuck” places will soon pass! Thanks for a great devotion.

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