Trapped or Protected?

Do you ever feel like you are trapped in the same ol things? Do you feel like your dreams aren’t moving along fast enough? Are we really Trapped or Protected? God gave me a whole new outlook.

LU and I were talking yesterday because I’ve felt like I was stuck in a place that I didn’t really understand lately. I said I guess if I look back over my victory and where I have come from then I don’t feel so stuck or trapped. It’s when I can’t figure out how to get where I want to be that I start looking at the regrets and lack and hurts again.

In our lives There are times of deep hurt and betrayal and disappointments. What I am learning in my life is you have to Saddle up and Ride on!! You can not remain in the past. This last few months the Lord has been showing me that it is time to let it all go. To forgive myself for the mistakes I have made as a parent. To stop dwelling on the failed marriage and relationships and to Saddle up and Ride on with Him.

In my reading I’ve been reading in Psalm 139. I had a light bulb moment in HIM!!

O Lord, you have searched me and known me!
2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
you discern my thoughts from afar.
3 You search out my path and my lying down
and are acquainted with all my ways.
4 Even before a word is on my tongue,
behold, O Lord, you know it altogether.
5 You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
it is high; I cannot attain it.

Before I ever said or did anything that I was not suppose to do or I neglected to do what I was suppose to do and before any sin I committed HE ALREADY KNEW IT!! HE CHOSE ME ANYWAY!! Not only did He choose me but He locked and secured the gate behind me just like we do our prize horse. He knew I would try to stray and go check out the grass down the road. He knew I would kick and throw fits because I thought I was trapped when in reality I was being protected… Have you ever seen a horse after he tried to kick the stall door behind? Bloody and all banged up because he thought he knew best? Well we all go through that. The good news is He knew we would and He already had the healing balm we needed ready for us.

Is 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed and qualified me to preach the Gospel of good tidings to the meek, the poor, and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up and heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the [physical and spiritual] captives and the opening of the prison and of the eyes to those who are bound,

He sent Jesus Christ to heal our broken hearts and wounds that we caused and others caused.

We don’t see ourselves the way He does and when we do we Will touch nations.
His word says
Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. [Exod. 33:12; Isa. 49:1, 5;
Today I ask you to take some time and read Psalm 139. Then you Saddle Up and Ride on. Leave the past behind you and know that He knows what you need today and tomorrow and He has you safely locked in.

Dream Catcher 3:20
Cassie Gilman

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8 Responses to Trapped or Protected?

  1. This was just what I needed to read today. Thank you. I’ve been feeling guilty for bad financial decisions lately, and the perspective/psalm helped a lot.

  2. Amy Pike says:

    This is exactly what I needed today. Lately I have felt trapped in some things. I keep praying for God to release me, yet he keeps me in exactly the same place. Thank you for showing me that this is for my protection. He is hemming me in. Beautifully written and a great message!

  3. Clare Speer says:

    Thank you for this timely word – I often feel “trapped” or “stuck” – great word!

  4. April Boyer says:

    I love these passages, and they have such sustaining power. It’s all about choice, isn’t it? Thank you! I love the image on your page too. How interesting!

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