Do you ever feel like you are bound with chains that are inpenetratable? Do you feel like the captivity you are in is permanent? Do you think your bondages are just too great to be overcome?
Good news my friends. God wants to set us free. He so desires for us to live in the freedom that He so lovingly supplied for us. Oh, hear me my precious sisters, He wants us to look at those chains that bind and recognize their temporary nature! He wants us to be free!
We need to realize that we KNOW the One who can break those bonds and set us free. Completely free. We know the One who holds the key to our bondage. In fact, He IS the key!
Jesus wants us to be living a life of freedom through Him. But we have to understand one of the first things we have to do is to fully acknowledge our strongholds and the start turning them over to Him. One by one. And when we do that He WILL begin untying those ropes. Loosing those chains. Setting us free.
God uses those times of brief captivity to grow us. He uses those times when we feel hopeless to learn to lean on Him. To draw closer. To seek deeper. To fully rely on Him.
If we allow Him to work and move in our lives, we can come out on the other side of those ropes and chains stronger in our faith than ever before. If we allow Him into our secret places, He can begin a good work. He can begin sifting out those things that bind. He can begin healing within.
"The Lord is my strength and song, and is become my salvation" (Psalm 118:14)
We can learn to lean on God for He is our strength. He is our solid Rock. He is the constant in our lives. But, we have to get on our faces before Him. We have to confess our sins to Him. We have to turn our lives over to Him completely and allow Him to work deep in our hurt and confusion. Deep in the closed off areas of our pain. Deep in the recesses of our hearts. We need to give Him full access to those gaping wounds. And then....
He WILL do a miraculous work in us. He WILL graciously mete out the soothing balm of His precious Holy Spirit. He will cover. He will enclose. He will minister. He will set us free.
Thank you, God, that you have the power to set us free. Thank you for the loving sacrifice you made at Calvary. Enable us to let you into the deep places of hurt in our lives and allow you to do an amazing work of freedom in us. You are the One who holds the key to our chains. Show us how to be free and live our lives in the liberty afforded us through the death of your precious Son on the cross. Break those chains once and for all and help us to live a life of true freedom in you.