Hitting a Wall

The Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen your bones; you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

Isaiah 58:11 NKJV


Devotion for November 6th through the 12th


Do you ever feel like you have hit a wall?  There is something that needs to be done but for whatever reason, you hit a wall.  I have that happen to me from time to time.  This weekend was one of those times.  I had an idea I was going to write about today after talking with God about it the other day.  I was working so quickly jotted down a note on a sticky for me to move to my personal computer later so I would remember.  Today I can’t find that note.

I spent time going around trying to see if I could find it because I couldn’t remember what I had written down.  I couldn’t find it anywhere.  I found a lot of other notes but not that one.  So, I felt like I hit a wall.  I needed to move forward, to proceed, but felt like I just couldn’t.  I talked to God, thought about various things, talked to God more, and all I could come up with was hitting that wall.  I stalled out.

Then I started thinking about how I hit that wall and how I was feeling about it.  I began thinking about how our spiritual lives sometimes hit walls.  We stall out.  Often, we don’t realize it.  We go about our days doing everything like usual, go to church, sing the songs, do bible study, but somehow, we have hit a wall.  Our spiritual lives don’t move forward, we are stagnant. 

I feel like the best thing to do when we hit a wall is to pray.  Pray for the Holy Spirit to move in our hearts.  Pray that we hear God’s voice whispering, nudging us to walk His path and to do the good deeds He wants us to do.  Pray for direction so He can lead us around or over that wall.  Prayer is so important.  It works for big and small things.  Prayer is our most powerful tool.  It brings us in contact with Him.

Pray, talk with God, and listen for His gentle voice.  He is right there reaching out wanting us to take His hand so He can help us over that wall.

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