Limitless, without boundaries, and complete freedom. All three of these terms can easily seem impossible to obtain in today’s world, especially when dealing with trials or tribulation. Whether it be mental, emotional, or physical, there are innumerable instances that we will encounter that will feel like immovable obstacles that have stopped us in our tracks. These road blocks make moving forward in life seem impossible. Much like you do while coming across road construction on your way to work or an appointment, the only thing to do is wait until the man in orange gives you the OK to slowly progress forward. There are many times in life where this man in orange is God, and we feel like we have been left waiting for the “OK” to take another step forward. It is not to say we can’t move forward by our own doing. However, we are tired, worn, and without any solution or strength to get out of this mess through your own efforts. Overall, we just feel plain stuck, and there is absolutely nothing we can do about it. Not only do we feel stuck, but we feel like we are slowly sinking deeper and deeper into the hole of going nowhere.
There are various instances in life that can make us feel as if we are unable to budge, one of them being physical limitations. Anyone who has ever experienced a form of hindrance in their physical well-being can understand what this feels like. Whether it be a sports injury or a chronic illness, we are left feeling immobile. Sometimes, the situations are so severe that there is no thought or solution produced by man kind that could ever get us out of such of a predicament. Yet we must remember one thing, as this one thing will help us to endure such seemingly unshakable circumstances, and that is, with God, there are no limitations. There are no boundaries with the God who is “mighty in powder” with understanding of “no limit” (Psalm 147:5, NIV). He is a God greater than anything we will ever encounter here on earth, and in the words of Susie Larson, “He is stronger than your fears, greater than your hurts, and deeper than your insecurities. And He has you in His hand.” Yet satan will try and plague us with thoughts of despair. “You will never get out of this,” “this will never end,” “just give up now, it will be easier in the long run.” Yet these statements are pure lies, brought on to discourage and weaken our souls. However, we must remind ourselves that yes, this will end, yes, God does have a plan, and yes He will get me out of here. No, there are no boundaries when are lives are in the hands of the Almighty Creator. No, the solutions we can come up with are nothing like what our Lord has in mind for getting us around these road blocks, over the mountain that won’t seem to move, or out of the miry mud that we are slowly sinking deeper and deeper into. When we change our thoughts “I will get out of this,” to “God will get me out of this,” we no longer have to wrestle with plans that are ultimately in God’s control all along. So keep your head up valiant soldier, for if you keep pressing on, He promises to take care of the rest.
Jeremiah 32:27 “I am the Lord, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?”