If you are stuck, overwhelmed, sinking, desperate, downtrodden, on the verge of giving up, or already threw in the towel, Jesus has come to rescue you!
Imagine being Rahab. She lived in the middle of a people who were so evil that God sent Israel to remove them from the planet. Here she was living among these horrible people, and she wasn’t even among the respectable class in that nation. She was stuck in her dead-end life with no hope of ever being able to break out of the prison she had helped to build. Then she heard of a people that followed a real God, not a make believe god like the ones that her people worshipped. She heard how the God of Israel had overthrown mighty Egypt and led these people all through the wilderness over the last 40 years.
Next thing she knows, men who represent this all-powerful God showed up at her door! We don’t know what benefit Israel gained by sending these spies into Jericho, but we see the redeeming power in Rahab’s life right here. She immediately jumped at the opportunity to trust on this real God and serve Him. And God answered her request, He used these spies to rescue Rahab and her entire family from the people of Jericho.
Rahab’s story shows us God’s true heart. If people would simply repent and turn to Him for help, He will give it and rescue us from the evil world that has us trapped. He will deliver us from the prison of anxiety, worry, anger, pride, whatever it is that has us bound. The requirement for being rescued is the same as it was for Rahab, recognize our need of deliverance and cry out for help.
Whether you are a believer who has found yourself stuck once more in a pattern of constant struggle with the things that Jesus set you free from, or someone who has never trusted on the Lord to begin with, freedom is only a prayer away. Join mighty Rahab today and be set free from your prison of pain and shame and say Lord set me free! And He will! Take that first step to freedom and joy on this Tuesday morning.
Just as Joshua sent the spies that led to Rahab’s deliverance, Jesus has sent His messengers to offer redemption to all those who will believe today. If you are a believer, then Jesus’ words from John 20:21 are for you. “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
The most powerful reminder of the freedom you have been given in Christ is to share the story of your deliverance with those you meet along your path. Ask the Lord for the gift of being used today as a tool of redemption in the life of a fellow refugee.
Praise God for the gift of His Salvation!