In adventure movies, we often see people trapped and helpless, frantically looking for a way to escape. Real life can sometimes feel that way for us. As we begin to look for a way out, our prayers become filled with requests for rescue, including: physical healing, changed circumstances, and additional provisions.
Did you ever consider that even more important than physical rescue is spiritual liberation? (Ephesians 6:12). First and foremost, Jesus Christ delivered you from the power and penalty of sin. As your living Savior, He also knows your continued helplessness in the face of sinful habits, uncontrolled emotions, and ungodly thoughts. He wants to free you from these sins. So seek out His offer of spiritual rescue every day.
Follow the example of the psalmist who cried out to God for deliverance. Psalm 50:15 says: “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I shall rescue you, and you will honor Me. Start by admitting your helplessness to the Lord and to yourself. Confess any fears, unbelief, or self-reliance you might detect in your life.
Then trust God, and wait on Him to change you from the inside out. A day will arrive when the helpless feeling will leave to be replaced by the joy of being free. When it does, give God the glory.
(Min. Lois Brown is the founder of The Prayer Faith and Healing Ministry. For more information, go to: <www.prayerfaithandhealingministry.org> or contact by e-mail at: <firstname.lastname@example.org>).