Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;(26) Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.
PEOPLE'S HEARTS ARE BROKEN BECAUSE THEY FEEL TRAPPED
Many people are snared by their circumstances and locked in by their own actions or as one preacher said "they are hemmed in by their habits."
It is sad to see so many people who are just going through the motions of life. They are depressed or anxious and they feel trapped with no way out.
There are many people who are truly in some bad situations that we can not imagine but there are many who could change everything around them if they would just change the way they react to what goes on around them. We must understand that Jesus is the only one who can give us true liberty.
The apostle Paul spoke much about his liberty in Christ even though he spent much of his later years imprisoned. If Jesus reigns supreme in your heart you will not be trapped, you will be free.
Sometimes I hesitate to write devotionals like these because it seems like they are trivializing serious situations and making the solution sound simple. Allowing Jesus to be the Lord of all of your life is anything but simple. It takes a lot of work and you must be willing to swallow some pride and show some humility. Believe me, that can take a lot of effort but it will be well worth it if you become free from your circumstances.
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