John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
It's good to bring those things in our lives, which are hidden in the darkness, to the light. Many times we are slaves to them and we don't even realize it! We will go through a few devotions on this topic this week. God wants us to be free, so that we can be available for Him!
Pride, rebellion, and fear -- these are three things we have all struggled with -- no matter how mature we are in age or faith. Why is that?
Rejection. Our friends have experienced it. Our families have experienced it. We, and all mankind have experienced it. It makes us feel hopeless and worthless -- And our tendency as humans is to overcompensate for these feelings by behaving in one or all of the three ways above.
The first step in getting free is to realize that God is our defense in everything we have endured and will endure. He has always been our defense. And it is our decision whether or not to call upon His Name in our time of need and allow Him to arise and demonstrate His great power.
Let's pray and ask the Lord to reveal any old wounds of rejection that have been covered over by years of pride or fear or rebellion and let's ask Him to forgive us for not allowing Him to defend us in those areas. May we begin to experience God's wonderful freedom even as we pray.
by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions.