Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Rock and Roll

Traction moves things forward. Traction is not something we think about every day or even talk about - but it is a vital part of every productive life. Let me explain it this way: Picture a car stuck in the mud. No matter how much pressure you put on the accelerator, the wheels, without traction, will simply spin and the car will go nowhere. 

Sometimes in life, we can feel like that spinning wheel, stuck in the mud, and the more we press on the accelerator, the more we dig ourselves deeper into the same spot.

Maybe you are in a job that feels like no matter what you do, you are not moving ahead.

Maybe you are a mother of young children and it seems like no matter how many sunrises you experience, the mundane tasks are never completed or appreciated.

Maybe you thought by now you would have been further in life - but find yourself in the same spot.

Be encouraged! Turn to God and be reminded of His promises! 

"I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a Rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He has put a new song in my mouth-praise to our God; many will see it and fear, and will trust in the LORD." Psalm 40:2-3

"David writes this Psalm during a period of terrible stress; he feels as if he is stuck in a pit or swamp. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot get out. But David turns his frustration over to the Lord and trusts in His strength." commentary

The Bible says that David waited patiently for the LORD and turned to God in prayer. As David trusts in the Lord's strength and not his own, the Lord lifts him up and out of the mud and places His feet on a Rock and that is when traction begins! David not only begins to move forward but He moves forward singing and praising His God for all to hear!

Are you frustrated? Do you feel like you are spinning your wheels? Turn your frustrations over to the Lord - the Rock of our salvation - He will give you a firm place to stand - He will put a new song in your mouth and when He does...get ready to rock and roll!

"Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation." Psalm 95:1

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