Devotionals

God Will Straighten It Out

Sad Hispanic woman sitting at edge of bed

On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all…When Jesus saw her, he called her forward and said to her, “Woman, you are set free from your infirmity.” Then he put his hands on her, and immediately she straightened up and praised God. (Luke 13:10-13)

As I meditated on Luke 13: 10-13, I couldn’t help but look at it from this woman’s perspective.

A woman who the devil had bound for 18 years hunched over and unable to look up. She was unable to look people in their eyes or look up period. She was bent over and all she could see was down.

I kept imagining what that must be like. Then suddenly it hit me that many of us are just like this woman. We may not be physically bent over like this woman,  but Satan may have us bent over in some way.

Whether it is in a marriage, children, job, mentally or in our health. We have yet to experience true happiness, peace and joy. Because we’ve been down for so long, we fail to acknowledge the goodness of the Lord. Some have been bound by their own situations for years. 

…And I get it… sometimes it seems impossible to find a way out. You have tried and tried to get yourself straight. When you take one-step forward, it feels like 20 steps backwards.  It feels like someone has you chained down. The pain of being bent over and worn down is so painful! You can’t see an end to this thing.

It’s hard, but it’s even harder when you refuse to look up. 

If you find yourself in such a situation today. I’m here to tell you there is an end to it. Hold on… pain ends.  God can and He will straighten you up.

The scripture said Jesus saw her and called to her.

God sees your pain.

He see’s everything you are going through.

God sees every effort you have made to get out of your situation.

He sees how tired you are and how close you are to giving up.

But He needs you to completely surrender it to Him. He needs you to come to Him with an open heart and to trust Him wholeheartedly. 

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

He needs you to come to Him without doubting Him or telling Him how to do His work. Stop giving Him ultimatums. Stop telling Him if He doesn’t help you… “I’m not going back to church or I’m going to stop believing in You.” He is God and can do all things.

If we pay attention to the scripture it says “He called her forward and said to her,” it makes no mention of her speaking until she had been healed. It wasn’t until she experienced healing that she opened her mouth to praise Him.

She went immediately without questioning Him and received healing instantly. This woman was obedient to the voice of God. She didn’t say Lord I can’t walk this far or I’m embarrassed others will see me. When Jesus called her, she went and Jesus made her whole. She was able to look up and praise God.

Many of us have been bound by situations for decades. God wants to set you free, but you refuse to look up. You refuse to look to Him for help. Today, I urge you to stop looking down. Stop allowing the devil to use your situation to keep you down. Whatever it is, give it to God and trust Him to straighten it out.

85 Comments

85 Comments

  1. Tuelo Ratsie

    April 22, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Hallelujah.

  2. Ketty Mtika

    April 22, 2017 at 11:20 am

    Amen Amen

  3. Ngun Cin Sung

    April 22, 2017 at 2:27 am

    Thank you, Lord

  4. Donna E Black

    April 21, 2017 at 4:26 am

    Brenda Lubkiewicz. Laura Constantine.

  5. Rhonda French

    April 20, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    I trust you Lord help me to totally trust you

  6. Rhonda French

    April 20, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Lord I need you help me father and strengthen me like never before let me cling to you and never let go again I’m in pain even though I’m trying to go on with life nothing has worked I know you work Lord but I’m weak and tired make me whole again help me be obedient to you so I can see my baby boy again life without him don’t matter anymore I’m broken Lord please fix me Amen

  7. Sheila Hardaway

    April 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Yes give all things to God. God is a loving father , a friend , comforter , a healer and a our savior. God love is forever and forever.The Lord will work out his plans for all of our lives — for our faithful love.Endure God’s love forever. God is always working for our good. Every minute , everyday God is proving his precious love for us all. I’m just being myself and who God made me and keeping the world in prayer everyday.

  8. Selena Woody

    April 20, 2017 at 2:41 pm

    I know God will always work it out for the best.

  9. Sonia Carr

    April 20, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Indeed indeed

  10. Nuggets Darbouze

    April 20, 2017 at 11:05 am

    Excellent wisdom for application in our life situations and issues, release, trust, and obedience!!! Amen Hallelujah!!!

  11. Nomonde Ella Ndlanzi

    April 20, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Dear GOD I pray for my children and Hubby.

  12. Norma Fox

    April 20, 2017 at 7:28 am

    Amen Trust God with your problem

  13. Osei Kuffuor

    April 20, 2017 at 7:14 am

    Hi

  14. Dawie Janse Van Rensburg

    April 20, 2017 at 6:26 am

    Thank YOU Lord

  15. Sarah Massy Chinyanyu

    April 20, 2017 at 6:17 am

    very true

  16. Janice Burton

    April 20, 2017 at 5:44 am

    But you have to give it to him to fix.so many times we say God is in control but we don’t give it up – the whole point is realizing we are not in control

  17. Jeannie Nichols

    April 20, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Whatever is bothering you Jesus can fix it.

  18. Thelmathecla Udo

    April 20, 2017 at 4:23 am

    He certainly straightens things up. I am a witness

  19. Angela Cox Lambert

    April 20, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Kaley Nicole Lambert

  20. Irene Pozoukidis

    April 20, 2017 at 2:34 am

    He will. Keep stepping out in faith.

  21. Marsha Renteria

    April 20, 2017 at 1:57 am

    Needed this today

  22. KV Villarreal

    April 20, 2017 at 1:03 am

    Samantha Villarreal

  23. Joyce Cyrus

    April 20, 2017 at 12:36 am

    Lord I give my situation to you Godl know you can and you will work it out

  24. Angie Wienczek

    April 20, 2017 at 12:08 am

    Emily Wienczek

  25. Alie Urrea

    April 19, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    💚

  26. Tanya Pagett-Nurse

    April 19, 2017 at 11:08 pm

    Is it Jessica or Amanda

  27. Camelia Dora Campbell

    April 19, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    I know is your will. Thank you in advance for financial blessing in Jesus name I have what I pray for.
    I have been chosen to know the will of my Father by the Holy Spirit living i. and abiding in me.Need financial blessing today amen

  28. Vida Williams

    April 19, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    Learning, Amen

  29. Katie Dorsett Berry

    April 19, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Kayla Banner

  30. Deb Smith

    April 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Restore!

  31. Deb Smith

    April 19, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Amen

  32. Khanyo Mnyango

    April 19, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    Amen…l love this so much. I’m edified

  33. Nokuthula Nhlabhlo

    April 19, 2017 at 8:41 pm

    Amen he’s my reason to breathe

  34. Denden Islagirl

    April 19, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Amen

  35. Adina Overcomer Mclean

    April 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Only he can,take it Lord and if I still fail to let go plz pluck it from my hands,amem

  36. Josphina Makwakwa

    April 19, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    Yes I trust

  37. Karla Horn

    April 19, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Powerful! Amen in Jesus’ name!!!

  38. Stacey V. Jepthas

    April 19, 2017 at 6:51 pm

    Esmerelda Ramklass

  39. Monique Sampson Le Roux

    April 19, 2017 at 6:45 pm

    Spoken straight to my soul

  40. Tina Ify

    April 19, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    God will make away

  41. Thobeka Sikgakgane

    April 19, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I give it all to you my Lord.I know that God never fails.

  42. Kenniece Harrell

    April 19, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Hey y’all read this please. Stephanie Garbutt Jammica Smith Dominique Devizia DeAnna Fitten Brit Lovingbam Moss

  43. Sharon Wells Hyde

    April 19, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    Amen!! I’m giving it all to him and leaving it with him!!!

  44. Jenni Jenn Jen

    April 19, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Amen. My hope is in you Lord

  45. Arielle Elena

    April 19, 2017 at 5:47 pm

    Malik Iriarte

  46. Chelsea Jackson

    April 19, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    A right on time word

  47. Minah Mutowa

    April 19, 2017 at 5:43 pm

  48. Ron Musicman

    April 19, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    I did.

  49. Sharon Joan Fransman

    April 19, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    [email protected] Lord i give every thing to u in Jesus name

  50. Tony Jackson Osondu

    April 19, 2017 at 5:12 pm

    Oh LORD give all to you

  51. Lorna Marie Lariviere

    April 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    ❣️

  52. Mf Nerei

    April 19, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Alie Urrea

  53. Deirdre Harwood

    April 19, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Lord, I have given it to you. now I just Thank You & praise You!! Thank You for ALL Your Amazing Love You have for me.

  54. Pretty Eyes

    April 19, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Amen won’t he do it

  55. Mark Hammock

    April 19, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I trust you Lord! I give my situation fully to you to straighten out. I know you speaking to me because it was no mistake that I saw this message today knowing what I’m going through. I receive you Lordship over my situation and I trust and believe that You and only You will straighten it out for me. The battle is Yours not mine saith the Lord! Amen!

  56. Terry Daley

    April 19, 2017 at 4:10 pm

    Amen

  57. Ogugua Julius

    April 19, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    Pure truth

  58. Fionah Salim

    April 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Amen God is faithful in every season ad situation we go through and that’s why we are more than conquers in Christ Jesus……..cast all your burdens to the Lord

  59. Jnice Joval

    April 19, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I entrusted everything to God’s keepibg..He knows whats best for His children..Amen

  60. Gugulethu Precious Ngwenya

    April 19, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Amen,Lord i need you to remind me to never give up and trust in you always

  61. Heather Austin

    April 19, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I trust in u Lord u know what we r going through I pray that ur will be done! Amen

  62. Violet Jovcevski

    April 19, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Yes he will Amen looking up Lord

  63. Kim Colclough

    April 19, 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Lia Wilkins

  64. Emelia Acheampong

    April 19, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Amen in Jesus name

  65. Josie Damalerio Balili

    April 19, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    AMEN AND AMEN i recieved it.

  66. Nomonde Ella Ndlanzi

    April 19, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Amen! Pls help me God.

  67. Annette Dancer

    April 19, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    I trust God to work things out for me. I have prayed and continue pray that God will bring about a breakthrough for the things he told me to ask him for, but nothing has changed. I know that God’s time is not my time and his ways are not my ways. I have wavered in believing if anything is going to change for me, but I still remain faithful.

  68. Mari Swain

    April 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    Amen!!!

  69. Judy Wee

    April 19, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Sherilyn Soo

  70. Linda Koske

    April 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Amen!

  71. Frances Jones

    April 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Amen.

  72. Batsile Badz Tumediso

    April 19, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    ooh yhes

  73. Yvette Roxy

    April 19, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Mayra Ramirez

  74. Chloe Walters

    April 19, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Seems like so many articles I’ve been reading lately has been related to something I’ve been dealing with all week. Thank God to allow His Word to be spread amongst His people, and to use them in ways to be a blessing to others who are going through.

  75. Jessie Kor

    April 19, 2017 at 2:02 pm

    Yea n Amen. Tq Lord.

  76. Steve Fowler

    April 19, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    I know God can and will do whats best for us simply TRUST&OBEY.

  77. Viv Campeau

    April 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

    Amen..

  78. Borjana Mrzbrucewayne Carney

    April 19, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Cecilee Kidd

  79. Suelene Davis

    April 19, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    AMEN!!!!

  80. MaRoss Mkgadi Mmola

    April 19, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Amen

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