Have you felt stuck recently? Sometimes life becomes a rut. We get stuck in some situation, in some bad cycle of interaction with someone, or in some kind of negative emotion that we can’t seem to shake. The harder we try to get out, the deeper we get.
Ruts may be spiritual, mental, emotional or relational, but they are very real, and they get us down. They slowly rob us of hope. We wonder if we’ll ever get out.
When hope grows dim, you grow weary. It’s hard to keep going, to keep trying, to continue working at something when nothing is changing. When hope dwindles, everything inside us screams, “Quit! Give up!”
What do you do to get out of a rut? How do you get unstuck from things that have mired you down and stopped your progress? The answer is in one word. You learn to persevere! You keep going. You keep praying. You refuse to give up!
Look at what Jesus said in Luke 18:1 (NLT) “One day Jesus told His disciples a story to show that they should always pray and never give up.” A key part of getting unstuck from your rut is persevering in prayer. Keep on praying. Don’t give up. You’re going to come out of your rut!