Friday, July 22, 2011


Large Place on the Narrow Way!

Verse for Today: Friday, July 22, 2011
Psalms 18:19 -
(The Lord) brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because He delighted in me.

It is comforting to read the experiences of God's people who have gone before us in the ways by which the Lord dealt with them. These experiences reassure us about how the Lord works in the lives of His children. When the enemy of our souls pushes us to tight corners where there is no breathing space, our Lord comes to our rescue. When we are squeezed into narrow straights without any hope for deliverance, our Lord comes to release us from such difficult places. When we are in hopeless situations and when there is no one to rescue us, our Lord comes to us to take us to spacious places where we can enjoy His safety and security. This was the experience of David when all around him thought there was no hope for him. Situations threw Joseph into tight corners, but the Lord brought him out of there and lifted up his name and dignity. When Daniel, Mordecai and Jeremiah went through fierce battles of the enemy, the Lord pulled them out of their situations with His mighty hands and brought them to freedom and comfort. The Lord thus brings out His children from their tight situations and takes them to situations where they can enjoy the blessings of His presence and dwell without fear, anxiety, doubt and confusion. God was pleased with David, Daniel and Joseph because they were His children and so He showed compassion just as a father would show compassion to His children. This Lord is our God who shows compassion to us also. He will not stay inactive when He finds His beloved children in tight spots in life. All they need to do is to exercise hope and faith, and do not give up. They need to hang in there and hold on to the Lord, and at the right time the Lord will appear in the scene to intervene in their situations and circumstances to give them release, deliverance and rescue.

Dear friend, are you in a tight corner in your life today? Is your circumstance so fierce, even without breathing space? Is it true that the enemy has shut you off at all four corners so that you cannot move to any direction? Are you tempted to give up all hope of deliverance? Remember, our Lord is the only hope for His children in all hopeless situations. He is watching your sufferings and He comes to suffer with you as your partner in it. But He will not be inactive for long. He will come to you at the right time. In the meanwhile, He wants you to look unto Him who is the author and finisher of your faith. He doesn't want you to use your own methods to get out of your tight corners. You don't need to look at the tall mountains around you who pretend to help. But your help comes from the Lord who loves you as His beloved children. He interferes in your circumstance in amazing ways which will even surprise your enemies. His ways are mysterious and full of great wonders which no one else could perform. He rescued Peter from the prison through mysterious ways. He mysteriously interfered to deliver Daniel from the lions and the Hebrew boys in the fiery furnace. He pulled Joseph out of the forgotten dungeon. The hopeless Job is today a man who enjoys God's miracles. Such is our Lord who will deliver you and take you to a place of safety and security. He will do the same for us today if we put all our hope and trust in Him. He first delivers our hearts and minds from psychological intimidation of circumstances by filling us with His peace. His physical interference will closely follow so that you can enjoy His peace in your situations as well. Today let us enjoy the release and rescue the Lord grants us and take us to the place of freedom from all entanglements of situations.

Psalms 118:5 - From my distress I called upon the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me in a large place.

Thought for Today
As we walk the narrow way with the Lord, our hearts are released from the entangling circumstances to bring to a large place of spiritual freedom and contentment.

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