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What Does the Bible Say About Feeling Trapped?

The Bible teaches that God is with us even when we are feeling trapped in life. There are multiple references to feeling trapped in the Bible, and scripture tells us that we can call on God for guidance and help. As Christians, we also have the power to overcome our challenges and trust in God's plan for our lives through prayer and faith. 

In this article, we will discuss verses in the Bible that offer encouragement and guidance, the spiritual meaning of feeling trapped in life, as well as how to stop feeling trapped or stuck and how God rescues us. 

Following are some verses that offer encouragement and guidance for when you are feeling trapped:

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  • "In my distress I called upon the Lord and cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, and my cry came before Him, even to His ears." (Psalm 18:6) This verse reminds us that when we feel trapped, we can call out to God and He will hear our cries for help.

  • We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed." (2 Corinthians 4:8-9) This passage reminds us that although we may feel trapped in life, we are not powerless, and with God's help, we can overcome our circumstances.

  • "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you." (Isaiah 43:2) This verse reminds us that even when we feel trapped in life and overwhelmed, God is with us and will protect us.

  • "The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles." (Psalm 34:17) This verse assures us that God will deliver us from our troubles if we cry out to Him. 

What is the spiritual meaning of feeling stuck?

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Feeling trapped in life can also feel like being stuck. Feeling stuck or trapped can have several meanings from a spiritual perspective, depending on the situation and your mindset. If you are feeling trapped or stuck, here are a few possible reasons you might be feeling this way:

  • There is something you need to learn. Feeling stuck or trapped can be a sign that there is something for you to learn and can also be a sign that there is a message you need to receive in order to move forward. This could mean learning to let go of control, trust God, or discover new things about yourself. Once you learn what is necessary, you may start to feel better.

  • Spiritual growth. Feeling like you are trapped in life or stuck could be a sign that you are about to grow spiritually. Sometimes, we need to feel stuck in order to take a step back, reflect on our lives, and make changes that are in line with our God given purpose. Self-evaluation can be challenging to start but rewarding in the long run.

  • A call to action. Feeling stuck or trapped can be a sign that you need to take action in order to create the changes you desire. By moving forward, you can leave the feeling of being stuck behind and pave the way toward a more fulfilling life. Taking action could involve setting new goals, changing careers, or finding ways to better relate to others.

The spiritual meaning of feeling stuck can vary depending on the individual and the situation. If you keep the attitude that this could be an opportunity for growth, learning, or action, you can turn the feeling of being stuck into something positive and worth-while. 

How do I stop feeling trapped or stuck in the future?

Feeling trapped is a stressful experience, but there is no need for the feelings to go on forever. If you are looking for steps you can take to help prevent feeling trapped or stuck in the future, you will find them below:

  • Identify what is causing the feeling. Try to pinpoint what is making you feel trapped or stuck. Is it a friendship, job, or a bad situation? Once you Identify the cause, you can begin to work on a solution.

  • Focus on what you can control. When feeling trapped, it's easy to focus on what we are not able to control. Instead of doing this, try focusing on what you can control, such as what you think, how you feel, and what you do.

  • Take action: If you feel trapped in a particular situation, take steps to change it. This may involve some major decisions, such as moving to a new neighborhood or ending an unhealthy relationship, but it could also be something as simple as starting a new routine.

  • Change your perspective. Sometimes, the way we perceive a situation can cause us to feel trapped. Try to see things in a different way. Ask yourself what the thing that could happen would be, and whether it would be as bad as you think.

Whatever you do, try not to forget that feeling trapped in life is a state of mind that is temporary, and there are always ways to make changes. 

How does God rescue us from being trapped?

It is a common belief that when we are in trouble and feeling trapped or stuck, God has the power to rescue us. In general, the concept of God rescuing us implies that God intervenes in our lives to save us from harm, danger, or adversity. It is important to note that each person's experience or religious beliefs may differ on the way God rescues them.

Christianity teaches us that God rescues through divine intervention or grace. This divine intervention and grace often involves answering prayers, giving comfort and direction during difficult times, or sending signs along with the Holy Spirit to guide us.

As Christians, we also believe that God rescues us through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who offers salvation and eternal life to those who believe in Him.

Ultimately, how God rescues may vary depending on the individual, but the idea of being saved from harm through divine intervention is a common theme across many religions.


The Bible teaches that, even when we are feeling trapped in life or stuck, we are never alone, and that God is with us. Scripture also reminds us that we can call on God for help, pray, and have faith that things will get better. There are many reasons a person may feel trapped or stuck in life, and many ways that God may use to rescue us. There are also things we can do to prevent feeling trapped in the future. By seeking support and taking steps in a positive direction, we can walk away from our negative feelings and move forward to a happier and healthier life.


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Stephanie, thank you so much for your comment. It is wonderful to know this article has helped you. With the help of the Holy Spirit there is always hope. May God bless you always!


This clearly showed me how to get unstuck. It has been tough. Now I feel hope. God bless you for this.

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