Have you ever found yourself in a tight spot, a place where you were confined with no room to move around? A place so closed in that you couldn’t breathe.
There are physical places that can bring on that type of anxiety, places like small rooms with only one door, or rooms with low ceilings, or overcrowded areas. They can make us feel trapped with no escape.
Life can cause the same anxiety. We can become so distressed that we feel there is no way out. We can find ourself surrounded by impossible circumstances squeezing in on us, so impossible that we don’t even try to escape. We feel that we are stuck in those circumstances.
Well, Psalm 118:5 says, “I called on the LORD in distress; the LORD answered me and set me in a broad place.”
Now, that word “distress” means extreme anxiety, so the anxiety is real. But, if we call on God, He will answer. And notice it doesn’t say He will immediately remove the circumstances that brings anxiety, but He will “set us in a broad place” which speaks of an enlarged open space, one that is unrestrictive and unthreatening.
You see, the circumstances may linger, but the freedom to move on with life is immediate.
Call on the Lord, He will answer and set you in a broad place!