According to Teresa Lee of the Wellington Daily News, in an article posted May 20, 2010, a Wellington, Kansas man crashed his car on the Kansas Turnpike and landed upside down in the water.

Life often throws us a curve ball, or we find ourselves up against a rock and a hard place. Sometimes we just get stuck in a rut with seemingly no way out. Other times things happen that may literally trap us in a situation from which it appears there is no way to free ourselves, as it did with the man above. Fortunately, a rescue team arrived to free him from the water and take him to a hospital.

Dana, of Living Stones Ministries, says “I feel trapped by the bad in my life when my eyes are focused on me.  When I am thinking so much about what in my life is happening that I don’t like I begin to feel trapped and this can easily become depression.”

People often go through storms or circumstances, all the while asking God, “Why? Why me, Lord?” Once a storm is over, we should thank God for bringing us through it safely. God sometimes allows us to go through something in order to teach us a lesson.

According to Genesis 8:13-22, when Noah left the ark, he didn’t sit around asking the whys of his situation. Instead, he worshipped God for keeping him and his family safe through their many days in the ark. Undoubtedly, they had felt trapped after so many days aboard. Noah’s gratitude was a pleasing aroma to the Lord, so God set forth a rainbow and promised never to flood the earth again.

To keep from feeling trapped by life, we must remember to praise God and thank Him for taking care of us and keeping us safe, despite the difficult circumstances in our lives.

Who knows? There may just be a rainbow at the end of our journey.

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