Break Free From Bondage: Praising God From Emotional Prisons

Break Free From Bondage: Praising God From Emotional Prisons
September 18, 2011 Marissa

From The Book of Acts 16:14-36

You, too, can break free from emotional bondage by calling God’s name in praise.

This is what happened to Paul and Silas after they were imprisoned for casting out a devil that had taken hold of a slave girl and used for profit by her masters. Paul and Silas called out to God with their praises and the Lord began to shake the entire prison with an earthquake and the prison doors shook open. Not only did God shake the physical grounds, but shook fear into the heart of the prison’s guard. The guard, overcome with fear and awe, asked the duo how he, too, could be saved. Once word of this miraculous event came to the ears of the local magistrates, Paul and Silas were ordered to leave their village.

Through our choices and actions that stray from God’s love, Satan can put you into an emotional prison or spiritual bondage. However, when you choose to sing praises of thanks to God from such dark depths, the light of God can move for you filling the darkness with light, shaking these metaphorical prisons and breaking free the shackles that weigh your life down. Satan will no longer want you around because he knows the emotional and spiritual prisons – the negative people, dark thoughts and feelings, and addictions – can’t stop you. And sooner or later, your praises will tear his dark kingdom down.

The experience of bondage that once imprisoned you will be the very tool God will use through you to help yourself and others break free from addictions and emotional blocks. It’s rare to sing songs of joy and peace during times of trouble and when we do, others around us are shocked, wondering how, despite life’s obstacles, we can continue to praise God. They too, will want to know the secret of your success and you will be blessed with an opportunity to share the Gospel of God’s glory.

It’s amazing how calling on God can turn things around for us and how the very devices and methods the Devil uses in an attempt to destroy us is what God uses to destroy Satan’s strong hold from our lives. While the experience of being imprisoned by our addictions and spiritual blocks seems bad at the time, they can transform into something good, not only for us, but for those around us.