In A Serious Bind

Are you in a terrible bind with your finances or with anything else? The question shouldn’t be how to get out of it but, is the Lord with you? As long as Jesus Christ is in your life, and you are walking according to His will, you are in a better place than someone who has everything going well for him but without God in his life. It is much safer to be in a bind knowing that God is with you than not being in one and not having God by your side.

It is better to go through hell with Jesus by your side than to be in heaven without Him there.

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The book of Psalms gives the same idea. Whatever great things you do with your life here on earth and accomplish—without the Lord, it is all worthless.

Unless the LORD builds the house, its builders labor in vain; unless the LORD protects the city, its watchmen stand guard in vain.

Psalm 127:1 BSB

God told Joshua to go to war against the Canaanites and take their lands because they defiled it through all their evil deeds. Joshua was going to put his life on the line with the rest of the Israelites. But, God told him not to worry because He was going to go with him into battle. Even if you would find yourself in a war, as long as you have God with you, you are in a better situation than a guy at home without God in his life.

9 Have I not commanded you to be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

Joshua 1:9 BSB

You see, whatever happens to you in this life, you have nothing to worry about because the Lord is with you. If you die, you will be with Him in heaven, and if you continue to live, He will sustain you. For those without God in their life, the moment they go through something difficult, they won’t be able to get out of it or endure it. Many even kill themselves to get out of it. But a believer has hope, and that hope is Jesus Christ.

The Danger Of Anxiety

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Philippians 4:6 BSB

The word “anxious” in Greek (Strong’s 3309) means something being pulled apart by fracturing (Strong’s 3308) to divide into pieces.

When a Christian starts to sink deep down in worry about something that hasn’t occurred yet, but does have the potential in bringing a bad outcome, it will start to fracture his faith in trusting in the power of God. His faith about God rescuing him will quickly start to fade away.

Let’s use a building as an example. The building as a whole is strong, but the moment the structural integrity of the build starts to crack, its strength begins to decline. If something is not done quickly, the building will collapse and kill everyone inside. That’s the same way with our faith. Worry is what causes the fracture, but the way to fix it is through prayer. Prayer starts the repairing process. When you get on your knees, the Lord begins your healing by strengthening your faith which will counter your anxiety.

The Lord Will Always Have A Door Open For You

I know your deeds. See, I have placed before you an open door, which no one can shut. For you have only a little strength, yet you have kept My word and have not denied My name. -Revelation 3:8 BSB

If you are walking right with the Lord, and afterward, you find yourself in a bad situation where you see no way out, be assured that God has already opened up a door for you to escape.

Peter was put in jail so that the next day, they would put him to death. But the Lord had other plans for Peter. Jesus was going to open up the door for Peter to get out.

5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was fervently praying to God for him.6 On the night before Herod was to bring him to trial, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, with sentries standing guard at the entrance to the prison. 7 Suddenly an angel of the Lord appeared and a light shone in the cell. He tapped Peter on the side and woke him up, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his wrists. 8 “Get dressed and put on your sandals,” said the angel. Peter did so, and the angel told him, “Wrap your cloak around you and follow me.” 9 So Peter followed him out, but he was unaware that what the angel was doing was real. He thought he was only seeing a vision. 10 They passed the first and second guards and came to the iron gate leading to the city, which opened for them by itself. When they had gone outside and walked the length of one block, the angel suddenly left him. 11 Then Peter came to himself and said, “Now I know for sure that the Lord has sent His angel and rescued me from Herod’s grasp and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating.”

Acts 12:6-11 BSB

Friend, God can do the same with you, as He did with Peter.

Nothing is too hard for Him to fix or get you out of it—If you’re looking for work, have debt, family problems, and feel depressed. Turn to the only one who has the key to open what no one else can.

Don’t lose heart. Cling to the promises of the Word the God. Cry out to Jesus.

Have I not commanded you to be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go. -Joshua 1:9 BSB

Everything Will Be Alright