Posted July 27th, 2012 by Leah and filed in Word of Encouragement

Have you ever been STUCK? Whether stuck in an elevator, long line at the check out with all emptied on the conveyor belt, stuck with the only clean pair of jeans that make you look like a sausage casing or just stuck in your pursuit of living a life free from all the junk and stuff that has gathered around you to the point of feeling like you can’t move or breathe…STUCK!

My dear friend Marcy and I are doing Jennie Allen’s Bible study together, by phone, and it has touched some really STUCK places in me. Marcy and I are close to the same age but in different places in our life. Lauren is 28 and Sam is embarking on teenage-dom. It matters not age or stage, we all get STUCK. We all have places in our lives where we get STUCK.

Jennie starts out by asking you to identify three places that you feel most STUCK. When we take time to actually put a word to that STUCK place, God rushes in to help us get UNSTUCK! This study is taking me through some really messy places, even places I didn’t realize I was STUCK in!

The Bible tells me that God’s grace is sufficient for me. It is His grace that frees me, His grace that motivates me. That kind of grace changes everything…it gets me UNSTUCK.

STUCK places Jennie covers…broken, mad, discontent, scared, overwhelmed and sad. Working through those STUCK places has unearthed junk that I did not even realize was there! Areas of build up because I was not paying attention. STUCK in these STUCK places that were shaping my life more than I would like to admit!

At every turn Jennie turns me back to the Word of God and causes me to look up for help, to safely relax into the the arms of grace. I highly recommend checking out this study HERE. I am so thankful I have a sister/friend like Marcy, who I can be completely open and honest with about all the STUCK places where our amazing God wants to set me free. He wants to set you free too!

He who conceals his sins does not prosper,

but whoever confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

Proverbs 28:13

Show each of us the STUCK places Lord, then teach us your ways and show us your path for our life…only you can truly set us free. Only you can help us stop filling those places with stuff and junk that will never truly satisfy, temporary stuff. No more days of coming up empty, fill us and free every STUCK place in us.

Enjoy your weekend and drink plenty of water…the dog days of summer are here!



One Response to “STUCK”

  1. Jody Collins says:

    I’m intrigued………will have to check this out. Thanks for sharing, Leah.

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