Going against the Lord leads to darkness and bondage. There is no freedom in going our own way, only in going the Lord’s way.
“Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains, because they rebelled against God’s commands and despised the plans of the Most High. So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help. 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.”
This psalm helps us to understand that even if we live in darkness, if we will cry out to Him, we can be saved. He will bring light and break the chains. That means any chains...addictions, guilt, fear, distress, anxiety, wrong relationships. He wants to break the chains. Do we want Him to? We need to cry out to Him, give thanks, and follow what His Word directs us to do. That’s where there is freedom and peace.
Lord, I am coming to You, asking You to forgive me and heal every aspect of my life. Please break any chains in my life.