By Quinn Rodgers
Clichés are often used to convey a message, without sharing the particulars of a dilemma. One cliché that expresses the perils of life is the phrase "I am stuck between a rock and a hard place."
Through this remarkable journey called life, we may find ourselves stuck between a rock and hard place. That is a place in your life where there seems to be no solution to your problem. Frustration, irritation, aggravation and stress have seemingly taken residence in your finances, marriage, employment and personal life. Question: Have you ever felt stuck between a rock and hard place?
The good news is you are not the only one who has felt this way before. The psalmist in the 107 number of Psalm felt this way, as well. Like many of you who have experience being stuck, the Psalmist shares his experience with being stuck in life.
The Psalmist expressed that the challenges in his present life, challenged his internal faith in God. What he perceived to be a challenge in his life caused him to download in his psyche that his life was aimless, confined, powerless and helpless.
Often time when you are stuck between a rock and a hard place, internally you may feel that your life is aimless, confined, powerless and helpless. However, what we learn from this Psalmist is this, God will rescue you from aimlessness, confinement, powerlessness and helplessness. Verses 6, 13, 19 and 28 demonstrate God rescuing the Psalmist by stating, “They cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He brought them out of their distress.”
At the persistent and consistent call of God, God delivered the Psalmist from his issue and reversed his situation. Remember, child of God, you serve a God who will reverse a life of aimlessness with new direction, transform confinement into freedom, convert foolishness into wisdom, and revoke your powerlessness with the power of Jesus Christ.
Quinn Rodgers is pastor at Chapel Hill Missionary Baptist Church on Mount Holly-Huntersville Road in Huntersville.