Saturday, August 21, 2010

loose those chains!

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.


Nana Jul said...

You are so on the Mark!! When we allow God access to our gaping wounds-allowing being the key word, because He is such a gentleman...we have the choice to allow him or not. But if we allow Him, He'll march out like a mighty man, like a warrior he will stir up his zeal; with a shout he will raise the battle cry and WILL triump over his enemies! Isa 42:13
He will do it!! Awesome Beth!!
Love you,


NanaNor's said...

Dearest Beth, You'll never know how much I need these words today for the seeds of discouragement and despair have crept into my heart and yet I need the Savior to set me free.
Thank you dear one for sharing Truth today!
Hugs, Noreen

Beth E. said...

A great reminder and an encouraging word, Beth.

Praying for those chains to be loosed in my brother's life!

Love you...

Wander said...

Geez blessed me!
Your post is so encouraging! Thank you!
Glad you stopped by my have a beautiful family!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Yes and Amen!!! I need to do some chain breaking!!!

Wanda said...

Awesome post Beth. I want to walk in the complete freedom He has provided for me. BTW, thanks for inviting to visit your blog.

Karen said...

"He will cover. He will enclose. He will minister. He will set us free."...amen!

Just the word I needed tonight....

Toia said...

Who the Son set free is truly free indeed!!! I thank God for being free in the name of more chains holding down....its such a blessing....praise the Lord...Hallelujah!!! I'm Free!!

Blessings to you on this post!!!

D.J. Hughes said...

I am one sinner who has been set free - free from prior captivity! Only Jesus can loosen the spiritual binds that tie, and shatter. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

What beautiful and grace-filled words you speak through this post. Amen!