We are bound by these chains.
When you think of chains what do you think of?
I’m not talking about the physical chains that are used to hold something in place. I’m talking about the spiritual chains that are holding you down.
These could include: cutting, pornography, addictions, drugs, alcohol, anorexia, bulimia. These chains are anything that are holding you back. The secrets that you don’t tell anyone because you are so ashamed of them. But God knows them.
At one point in my life I was bound by these chains. Cutting, eating disorders, just self-hatred in general. The feeling of being worthless and that pit of depression. These things were suffocating me. Like the chains were wrapped around my neck and I was hanging there. It got to a breaking point to where I couldn’t move on. I was stuck there. I had to literally cry out to God and just ask him to break my chains.
“There is power in the name of Jesus, to break every chain.”
That is so true.
“2 For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea and for all who have not seen me face to face, 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4 I say this in order that no one may delude you with plausible arguments. 5 For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.” Colossians 2:1-5
I was to find God’s mystery. Meaning, that I want to discover Christ. As you find Christ, your chains disappear because in Him you are made new. Christ has the power to break every chain.
Are your chains broken?