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Most of us love a great rescue story. The old proverbial imagery of a damsel in distress being rescued by a “superman” type character still plays well today.
Part of the reason this storyline is so attractive to us is because we can all identify with it. We’ve all found ourselves in situations when and where we needed to be rescued from something. We needed help outside ourselves to pull us out, free us, conquer some foe threatening to destroy us.
One of the key portraits of God in the Bible is that of a true Rescuer. That’s what the words “Savior, Redeemer, and Deliverer” mean. These titles describe God’s actions — who He is and what He does for people.
The psalm writer David often spoke of God’s power and commitment to rescue people. One example is found in Psalm 126:6-8 (NLT) “Praise the Lord, who did not let their teeth tear us apart! We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free! Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
Sometimes we step into traps. Bad decisions, sinful behavior, poor judgment, inner brokenness, and dysfunction snare us. Trapped things become food for the predator that trapped them. The only hope when you’ve been snared is the arrival and help of a rescuer.
David reminded us that God is a Rescuer. He sees, feels love and compassion for the trapped, and takes action to help them when they call on Him.
Are you trapped in something? Cry out to God. He’s your Rescuer! He knows how to free you!