The Great Escape
Reading our title, did you happen to think of the highest grossing war film of 1963 featuring Steve McQueen or did it cause you to consider the thrilling escape acts of the spectacular Harry Houdini? Perhaps it stirred images of the greatest escapes from prison like those of John Dillinger, Yoshie Shiratori, or those from Alcatraz island? I recently found this –
He has a thousand ways to set you free!”Psalms 130:8 TPT
Imagine there being 1,000 ways to be set free?! THAT is a great escape! Greater than any movie, magician or fugitive.
Pause. Think of your life right now, right where you are, and the ways that you are bound up, tied up, enslaved. Or handcuffed like Houdini.
Go on. List all you can think of. When you run out of things to list, would you have ammased more than 1,000? I doubt it.
Now select just one of those you listed. How many different ways can you think of to get free from it? Can you come up with 1,000 ways to get free from just one thing holding you captive? Can you imagine 1,000 ways to get out of those handcuffs, get free from that prison or out of that POW camp?
A great escape is possible. Here’s what preceeds the promise of 1,000 ways to be set free-
…keep hoping, keep trusting, and keep waiting for the Lord, for he is tenderhearted, kind, and forgiving. He has a thousand ways to set you free!“Psalm 130:8 TPT
The secret to our great escape from fear, sin, pride, anger, debt, loss, you name it, is to keep on hoping, keep on trusting in and keep on waiting for the Lord, always looking for his kind escape and our freedom. Hoping to see his tenderheartedness show up on our behalf and waiting on his perfectly fit key to our freedom.
You gotta be on the lookout, he has 1,000 ways to set you free, so they are all around you. Without faith filled hope and trust tho’, your wait can be miserable and your freedom in jeaporady. But as you trust in him, look to him, and wait patiently on him and his way to come into view, your freedom will come. You will be free when you follow his way out of your handcuffs.
I like what Thomas Jefferson said,
When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.”Papers of Thomas Jefferson; Founders online
Your knot is the Lord. At the end of your rope, find him and hang on tightly to him. Allow him to speak to your heart and mind and listen to what he says. Follow his leadings and in doing so, you will find yourself like those POW’s in the movie, walking free from the Stalag Luftill, or like Houdini- not drowning in that Chinese water torture cell, or like those who escaped the solitary and desolate island of Alcatraz – FREE!
Your great escape surrounds you in thousands of ways. See them with His eyes.
Keep on waiting, trusting and hoping in the Lord and I promise you, your very own great escape.
- Great Magicians list
- Harry Houdini Biography, Biography.com Editors
- Prison Breakouts; Oxford Castle & Prison.com, Top 10 Prison Escapes
- The Great Escape, 1963 IMDb
- Thomas Jefferson Monticello.org