Getting Unstuck

“Brothers and sisters, I do not consider that I have made it my own yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead” Philippians 3:13, Amplified.

Picture a car crash that has taken place. Broken glass is everywhere. Air bags have deployed. It’s a mess. Imagine the crash is a negative situation you encountered in life, in which you barely made it out alive. You’re standing there on the side of the road looking at what has happened and you feel completely devastated. Do you have that image in your mind? Good.

Maybe you have moved forward in a lot of areas in your life, but there still remains an area where you are stuck. The enemy would love for you to stay at that crash site for years to come. Understand that God’s promises are in front of you, not behind you. If God has promised you restoration, you’ll receive it as you move forward. If He promised reconciliation of a broken relationship, you’ll receive it as you move forward. What does that look like for us as believers? It’s receiving God’s strength to love and forgive like the crash never happened.

That’s how you get unstuck. You say goodbye to the past and you move forward, trusting that God’s promises healing and restoration are ahead of you, not behind you.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Help me God, I’m stuck. I’m trying to move forward, but I need your help. Help me say goodbye to the situation and move forward in faith. As I obey you, I trust that you will heal my heart, mind and emotions from all the damage done. I forgive everyone and I move forward by faith. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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13 thoughts on “Getting Unstuck”

  1. Thank you DOTK for these words of great encouragement. I needed this devotion this day. God spoke to my circumstance this day. From the opening scripture to the ending prayer, I believe the Lord sent me a healing message this morning. I accept and receive it. Going forward. Amen IJN. GBU

  2. Praising God for today’s devotion and reaching out to my sister’s to pray that I have strength to leave this car crash of a marriage and continue forward in God. Whether he restores our marriage or not, I want to walk away with God by my side on the path he has for me. I don’t want to be stuck anymore.

  3. Hallelujah thank you Jesus for this wonderful devotions through this ministry God continue to help me move forward and leaving the past behind through your faith and your grace all past relationship is in the past moving forward with God’s love and grace on my relationship thank you hallelujah hallelujah with my faith walk and trusting in the Lord Glory Hallelujah praise God in the name of Jesus thank you for helping me oh Lord you get the highest Glory of it all my God my God what a blessing devotion on this Friday morning❤❤❤😇 in the name of Jesus Amen

  4. You can move forward from the initial crash, yes. In close relationships, marriage, it is hard when there is a series of crashes that keep reoccurring. God can walk you through absolutely but it isn’t as easy as the devotional sounds. Reoccurring betrayal and abuse can destroy you. God expects us to not only forgive but to confront the sin and set boundaries to allow ourselves room to heal enough to move forward from the crashes.

    1. Thank you for sharing that. Sometimes I feel ashamed for net being able to leave this marriage that keeps crashing and breaking my heart and those of the ones who mean the most (my daughters). I need to be strong but am not on my own. I pray for God’s strength to help me, but somehow I am not able to just walk through knowing He will heal me. I pray for that strength every day. God give me the strength to not allow this marriage to continue with the lies and unfaithfulness that overshadow the love that was, and look to the future with hope and anticipation of walking openly in His love and mercy.

      1. thats me i dont no where to draw the line its very confusing for me has been for 23 yrs we are to love with a Godly love so how do i no when to stop and walk away you cant stay and heal because the angered is always around negativity all tht goes with so when do u go and move away from love???when do u love urself more than ur husband this i dnt no how to do iv always been able to love no matter the damage it caused me , i hope someone repllies .

        1. Sister I’m in the same situation I’ve been with my Husband for 30 years and I’ve been Saved for 22 years now and been praying for my Husband and still he won’t surrender to our Lord iced gave it so much do to Gods word saying by showing him the Love of Christ but he won’t even get it ..,he has been very Disrespectful, cheating and won’t provide Financially so it’s time to Draw the line I Left after so many years can’t take it no more I even had a Stroke and 2 heart attacks but God has been there for me his Mercy and Grace has helped me get through all of that Now God has giving me the Strength to say Goodbye and I’m so much Happy I pray everyday for God to Continue giving me strength cause his Homless and suffering from Depression but I Pray for him and Trust the Lord he will do a work on his life. 🙏with Our Gods help we can walk away my sister!🙏❤️

        2. Shell, God states in His Word that He allows for divorce when there is unfaithfulness and when an unbelieving spouse does not want to be in the relationship anymore. I personally believe that God does not expect us to be destroyed by abuse either. That is not a Father’s heart for His daughter. If boundaries and consequences do not bring some sanity to the marriage, if he keeps violating and abusing, you must get help. Separation for sure to give time to see if husband chooses change and if not, divorce may need to be considered for your health sake.

  5. Praise you Father for your grace of total forgiveness. I look forward in your love knowing you are with me. I 💘 you My Jesus

  6. Jesus,
    Help me to move forward I feel stuck where I’m at. I’m praying that you would restore my relationship with my ex but I still have not received a confirmation from you whether it’s your will or not.

  7. Thank you God for this word, I’m going through a Divorce, I Thank God I can move forward, with God’s help of course. Thank you Father for Healing me Thank you for keeping me, In Jesus Name Amen ☺💃😁🙆‍♀️🙏

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