Maybe you've never been in physical chains (or maybe you have), but have you ever felt chained? Maybe you've felt chained by depression or anxiety that keeps you immobilized on the couch. Maybe you're stuck in bed with chronic pain or a disease that just won't leave you alone. Maybe you feel imprisoned in a body or a mind that won't let you be free.
Let me tell you something-freedom is still a thing to be grasped. It's still there, and you can still have it, no matter what your body or your mind is telling you. It's in the words of my favorite song. Listen..."My chains are gone, I've been set free! My God, my Savior has ransomed me! And like a flood, His mercy reigns, unending love, amazing grace!"
Do you see it now? No matter how many times that migraine has me chained to that bed, I AM FREE!!! No matter what my body does, no matter what my mind tells me, my soul is free. God has paid the price for me, and I am His.
If you are there, chained, don't you believe the lie! If you belong to God, you are already free! Grab onto that joy and run with it! If you don't belong to God, make it happen! Right now! If you don't know how, ask me! Be free! Don't live your life in chains. Freedom is where it's at. That's real life.
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."-Galatians 5:1
Published by Summer Lane