The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions. Ellen Glasgow
Have you ever been stuck in a rut? Sure, we've all got our car or truck stuck and the more we hit the gas the deeper we got. But, I'm not talking about your car being stuck in mud, I'm talking about a spiritual rut. This is a place where you have been doing the same old thing, over and over but never seem to get anywhere. It may be a job, method, or activity, but whatever it is, it is slowly sucking the life out of you. Hopelessness, apathy, and even depression begin to set in. This has become the norm for a vast majority in our society today. The result of this is increased alcohol and substance abuse. These methods of dealing with the problem never fix anything, but only make it worse. So, how do you get out of a rut? Well, you either need a tow or a push. Many times we must reach up out of this 'shallow grave' and grab the hand of the One who is able to pull us out. Jesus is always there to help us. Many times it is Him who gives us the push we need to get enough traction to get moving. Most of the time this help comes in the form of people, those who He sends to assist us. Never be embarrassed or too proud to ask for help, no one ever gets stuck intentionally, it just happens. If this is you today call out to Jesus. Help is already on the way.
God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Pastor Frank Dodson