Throughout the course of life at some point or another you will find yourself in a seemingly impossible situation. I’m talking about situations in which it appears that the devil is holding you so tightly in his grasp that there is absolutely nothing you can do to break free. You’re stuck, possibly afraid, or even mentally and spiritually worn down by his attacks and your situation is nothing short of hopeless. What do you do? What course of action should you take while in the midst of wrestling with hurt, devastation, or fear? What weapon can you use to free you from the grip of the enemy?
Strangely enough the answer can be found by looking to the example of a child. The Bible says, “And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2-3. This verse is a strong indicator that there are definitely some things God wants us to learn from children.
In dealing with this issue of finding ourselves in impossible situations, God again revealed the answer to me but this time it was through the example of a child. The story is told of a young nine or ten year old boy who was outside in his front yard when a stranger grabbed him from behind and through him into his car and drove off. The little boy had been kidnapped, thrown into an impossible situation.
His abductor told him not to say one word, so he didn’t. Instead he did what each of us must learn to do when we find ourselves in impossible situations; he began to sing praises to the Lord. In his innocence his little mind knew there was power in praise so he began to sing the song “Every Praise” by Hezekiah Walker. This caused his abductor to become very upset and he began to yell at the boy telling him to shut up. Yet, this did not deter this child from his mission; he was determined to praise himself free. Until finally after three hours of this unconventional praise party his abductor could take no more and set the boy free. (Follow this link for the story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8j6eugzZXCM)
This child got it. He understood that this type of emergency situation required the use of a great and powerful weapon, and that weapon was praise. Praise has been a consistent and effective weapon against the enemy since sin entered this world. It was the praise of Paul and Silas while in prison that caused God to shake the earth so badly that the chains that bound them fell off. (See Acts 16:25-26) It was this same praise that caused God to move on behalf of King Jehoshaphat and the armies of Israel when they were under attack by their enemies. Not only did God destroy the armies that came against them but He did it without requiring Jehoshaphat and the armies of Israel to lift one finger. Praise had ignited the supernatural to fight on their behalf. (See 2nd Chronicles 20:1-30)
Yet it doesn’t end there. I personally have countless examples of how praise saved me out of the hands of the enemy. Just last week, I was under serious attack. I was very upset and I was allowing myself to be subject to the enemy’s suggestions and lies. About ten minutes into this attack I cut on some praise music and instantly my thoughts changed. They were no longer held captive by the enemy. God had released me and I began to bask in the joy of the Lord. It was such an amazing feeling to be mentally freed from the hands of the enemy.
So the next time you find yourself in a messed up impossible situation don’t forget about the weapon you’ve been equipped with and the example given to us by that precious little boy. Praise God, even if you don’t feel like it or if you can’t figure out how it will help your situation. Stop thinking so deeply into things, it’s really not that hard, just ask the helpless little boy who somehow knew that his only way of escaping a terrifying situation was praise. Be blessed!!
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