Time to Stand Up! - August 20, 2021

Life feels stuck when life makes no progress. When you battle the same discouragement you faced a decade ago or struggle with the same fears you faced a year ago. When you wake up to the same hang-ups and habits. When heartache becomes a permanent mailing address.

Jesus sees you, my friend, and he has a new version of you waiting to happen. He says to you what he said to the man at the pool of Bethesda: “Stand up, pick up your mat, and walk!” (John 5:8 NLT).

Stand up. Do something. Write a letter. Apply for the job. Reach out to a counselor. Stand up. Pick up. Pick up your mat. Make a clean break with the past. And walk. Set your sights on a new destination, and begin the hike. Getting unstuck means getting excited about getting out.