SO IF THE SON SETS YOU FREE, YOU WILL BE FREE INDEED- JOHN 8:36
The word “indeed” here means, surely without a doubt. Whatever God does, He does well. When Christ died on the cross and rose again, He made a way for us to be set free from sin and death… but Christ offers to set us free from so much more.
He wants us to be set free from our past…from the judgments, opinions and harsh words of others…from self-doubt…from grief, despair and pain…from hopelessness…unforgiveness…fear, anxiety and worry… Christ died to set us free from every chain and form of bondage the enemy uses to hold us back and keep us from being all we can be in Christ. God does not want us to be enslaved, stuck or trapped by anyone or anything. Our freedom was bought with the precious blood of Jesus and we should embrace the freedom that Christ offers in every area of our lives.
If you are feeling stuck, trapped, discouraged, unable to overcome, or move forward in any area of your life…remember Christ has set the prisoners free, but it’s up to us to step out of our chains and walk forward in His freedom and light. If you don’t know how to move forward from the things that are holding you prisoner, seek God and ask Him for wisdom and guidance. Read His Word, remain steadfast in prayer, lean on Him and rely on Him. The Lord tells us we are more than conquerors. We can do all things through Him. The enemy is the one who would have you believe that things can never get better and there is no hope. Choose to believe and receive this promise …freedom is possible through Christ!
©Daily Promises For The Broken Hearted by Debbie Kay
WE ARE AFFLICTED IN EVERY WAY, BUT NOT CRUSHED; PERPLEXED, BUT NOT DESPAIRING; PERSECUTED, BUT NOT FORSAKEN; STRUCK DOWN, BUT NOT DESTROYED.- 2 COR 4:8-9
The Apostle Paul wrote this verse from first hand experience. The Apostles knew what it was like to be abandoned by friends and persecuted by enemies, yet have God faithfully by their side. They experienced unjust persecution, illness, times of hunger, rejection, poverty, pain, grief, depression, weariness and times when things looked utterly hopeless…but they also knew the power of Christ resurrected….they knew what it was like to find Christ’s strength in their weakness. Christ’s joy allowed them to sing while imprisoned and to be as content in times of lack, as in times of plenty. They knew first hand that just because they were knocked down, didn’t mean they were knocked out…even though they endured tough times, they were not abandoned or forsaken by God. They knew there were options and resources for the believers that made possible what seemed impossible. They were not without hope no matter what they faced because of Christ. They knew the trials and tribulations of this life were temporary and couldn’t begin to compare with the joy that was coming.
Friends, we know as followers of Christ we will share in His sufferings, but we can take courage and have hope, because of Christ’s resurrection. We are not forsaken by our God. No one can take away our salvation, His peace, or His great love for us. No matter how big the problems we face, our God is bigger. Things aren’t over until the Lord says they’re over. If you’re struggling today, remember the cross. Things looked bleak the day Jesus was crucified, but then He rose again and the victory was won. That same power that raised Christ from the dead is in you. Greater is He that is in you, than anything that is in this world. That is hope…that is empowerment for all you face…that is God’s promise to you.
©Daily Promises For The Broken-Hearted by Debbie Kay