Steel bars contain me, chains bind me. Hardened, immovable steel restrains me. Yet I hear a faint whisper in the distant. A single word echoes in this cell: “freedom”. I look around and cannot see how. I remain bound by my own self image. I am not worthy of freedom. All my faults say it’s so. I am in a prison of my own making. “Freedom in Christ Jesus.” The whisper grows louder. I try to focus on that thought, but the chains seem tighter.
“Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains. Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind, for he breaks down gates of bronze and cuts through bars of iron.” – Psalm 107:13-16 (NIV)
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6 thoughts on “Prayer Journey — Contained”
Thank you for the encouraging words! Our God is faithful!
He is indeed. Praise God. Blessings.
Praise God for His unfailing love.
Beautiful! I love it.
If writing this is the only thing you accomplish this week, it will still have been a great week.
It reminds me of one of my favorite hymns, “And Can It Be?” – the verse about being imprisoned in a dark dungeon until a ray of light pierced through, the chains fell off … I get a chill when I sing it.
I hope you are posting this wherever you can. It’s classic.
Thank you for your kind words. I also like the Chris Tomlin song “Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)”. Praise God we have freedom in Christ. Have a blessed week.
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