Stuck

Ever felt stuck?
Just not going anywhere? Nothing seemed to work to get loose and get you going again?

Would you believe the Bible talks about being stuck?
1 Samuel 26:7 KJV
[7] So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the trench, and his spear stuck in the ground at his bolster: but Abner and the people lay round about him.

Saul was secure enough to have the spear nearby but useless. His “enemy” David got to it before he could have retrieved it for protection and only David’s choice of being a “man after God’s own heart” kept him from slaying this king who had been looking up and down for David to take his life.

Psalm 119:31 KJV
[31] I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O Lord , put me not to shame.

David said these words. Whether he was thinking of the time he spared Saul’s life or not we don’t know. But David made it clear he was stuck on the Word of God and had no intention of letting go. God delivered David from Saul and made David king in Saul’s place. Sticking to God’s word paid off for David.

Acts 27:41 KJV
[41] And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.

The ship getting stuck was part of God’s plan to show how He could take care of a Man of God who was trusting in Him. Paul the Apostle told the captain the ship would be lost before it ever sailed, and while the sun was shining and the winds were fair. “You stick to preaching, preacher. I’ll sail this ship” was the attitude of the response. Paul emerged from fasting and prayer on board the ship after the crew had lost all hope from many days of battling the tremendous storm, and said “…you should have listened to me”. He cheered them up by telling them the ship was indeed going to sink, but by the mercy of God, no one would die. When the ship stuck in the sands and was broken up on an island, some swam to land and others came on boards and broken pieces of the ship as the storm still raged, but as the Man of God said, they all survived.

So what are you stuck on? Carelessness that puts you and your family at risk? Or the Word of God that can keep you when the enemy comes to take you out? The storms are coming either way.

Diligently seeking God through his Word with a heart to obey what you find will keep you. David and Paul did much more than passively accept the Word as true. They made up their minds that “live, die, sink, or swim”, they were going all the way to the end standing on the Word. Everything you need to make it through what’s going on in your life and what’s coming next is in the Word.

Putrefying evil is multiplying itself about you daily. You can be sure it will wax worse and worse, and there will be consequences. The ship will be broken up, but if you cleave (stick) to the Truth, in the end you can rest assured as Moses told the faithful, who had survived God’s judgement on the wicked:

Deuteronomy 4:4 KJV
[4] But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God are alive every one of you this day.

Stick to the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets and build your house on that.

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