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Session 37

Between a rock and a hard place?

Read: 1 Samuel 27, Psalm 141

From working at a dead end job to kids that just won’t cooperate, we have all felt stuck. Being stuck is one of the most difficult places we can find ourselves. It makes us lose hope, strips our joy and always leaves a tinge of worthlessness hanging over our heads.

But, sometimes the Lord allows us to grow the most in situations where we feel the most stuck.

When we find ourselves stuck in life, we can remember that God always works for our good.

Even David, the man after God’s own heart, encountered seasons where he had no other option but to be still. While he was running from Saul, David found himself separated from his people and restricted by God’s commands from changing the situation.

In his time of being stuck, David did something very crucial—he called upon the Lord. David prayed and asked for the Lord to guard his heart and his mouth from sin.

Like David, our best and only option in sticky situations is to seek Jesus first. In Psalm 141:8, we can pray the exact words David prayed, saying, “But my eyes are fixed on you, Sovereign Lord; in you I take refuge—do not give me over to death.”

Always remember, David wasn’t stuck forever. Because he looked to God during hard times, the Lord redeemed him in huge ways later. When we find ourselves stuck in life, we can remember that God always works for our good. It’s up to us whether we stay stuck or grow closer to Jesus.

Reflect:

  • Is there a situation or area of your life where you feel stuck? Is anything stopping you from surrendering it to Jesus?
  • What is one way you can apply Psalm 141 to the situation you are stuck in? Or, what is one way you can use it to prepare for the next time you are stuck?

1

When hope seems unattainable

When hope seems unattainable

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2

What if your kids aren’t really yours?

What if your kids aren’t really yours?

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3

Miracles are more than moments

Miracles are more than moments

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4

But God, I don’t want to

But God, I don’t want to

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5

Only God can judge me

Only God can judge me

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6

How do I know if God’s calling me?

How do I know if God’s calling me?

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7

Ask this when fighting a losing battle

Ask this when fighting a losing battle

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8

Kill your idol, before it kills you

Kill your idol, before it kills you

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9

Repentance is more than being sorry

Repentance is more than being sorry

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10

How to walk forward in faith

How to walk forward in faith

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11

Do you blend in?

Do you blend in?

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12

Coincidence? I think not.

Coincidence? I think not.

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13

You can be forever changed

You can be forever changed

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14

When what god asks feels impossible

When what god asks feels impossible

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15

Not all anger is sinful

Not all anger is sinful

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16

It’s not too late to change

It’s not too late to change

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17

When impatience wins

When impatience wins

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18

Who can you count on?

Who can you count on?

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19

Bite your tongue

Bite your tongue

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20

“But God, what if I did this?”

“But God, what if I did this?”

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21

No more excuses

No more excuses

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22

You can’t unsee this

You can’t unsee this

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23

I don’t want to be here anymore

I don’t want to be here anymore

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24

The long road to an overnight success

The long road to an overnight success

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25

Overcoming overwhelming obstacles

Overcoming overwhelming obstacles

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26

The danger of jealousy

The danger of jealousy

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27

Why do my motives even matter?

Why do my motives even matter?

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28

When doing the right thing gets you in trouble

When doing the right thing gets you in trouble

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29

How to choose between competing loyalties

How to choose between competing loyalties

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30

How to have joy in hard times

How to have joy in hard times

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31

I never thought I’d do that

I never thought I’d do that

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32

Is opportunity a sign of God’s approval?

Is opportunity a sign of God’s approval?

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33

When you want revenge

When you want revenge

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34

Have you ever forgotten to say thank you?

Have you ever forgotten to say thank you?

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35

When revenge kills

When revenge kills

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36

How to prevent regret

How to prevent regret

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37

Between a rock and a hard place?

Between a rock and a hard place?

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38

How to get your next big thing

How to get your next big thing

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39

What happens when your plans fall apart?

What happens when your plans fall apart?

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40

Who to blame when things go wrong

Who to blame when things go wrong

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41

Disobedience always has consequences

Disobedience always has consequences

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