October 18, 2023 –
The Bible describes a pit as a place where demons are imprisoned. Christians see it as a place of unresolved problems, despair, discouragement, depression, and abandonment.
Scripture gives two excellent examples of God lifting two righteous men from their pit: Joseph and Jeremiah. Joseph, one of the biblical patriarch Jacob’s twelve sons, was thrown into a pit by his brothers, who resented their father’s favoritism towards him. Although they later sold him into slavery. He rose to become master of Egypt.
The prophet Jeremiah was dropped into a pit by King Zedekiah’s command. He had angered the king by saying Jerusalem would fall to the king of Babylon. Which soon happened.
Using Jeremiah’s friend, Ebed-Melech, God took men with him and went to the pit. He took some old rags and worn-out clothes and let them down with ropes to Jeremiah in the pit, and they pulled him up with the ropes and lifted him out of the pit.
Trust God to transform your discouragement into peace and your despair into triumph. Consider a few life lessons to be learned from the pit.
- Ask yourself, “Why am I in the pit?”
- What can I do to get out of the pit?
- Pray for God’s deliverance from the pit.
- Praise God for lifting you out of the pit.
- Learn from mistakes.
- Forgive yourself. Everyone makes mistakes.
- Began to transform the former problem into an opportunity.
When you’ve fallen into a pit, the thing you need most to escape is not a ladder. You need an intense longing for God to bring you up from the pit. People can place you in a pit, and people can also lift you out. In the pit, there is only one direction to look up. In the storms of life, there is only one direction to look: up to God.