Do you ever feel like your bound by chains? Not physical chains but invisible ones.
Though they may not really by there physically, it feels like they have a good hold on you and are tightening around you. That’s how I use to feel like with sin. Sin was the invisible chain around my neck and whenever I tried to repent, they would grow tighter around my neck. When you first start sinning, you don’t realize that a chain starts to form around you. When you keep sinning, it keeps growing bigger and tightening around you. But you don’t feel it until you get very far from God.
This happened to me a couple of years ago. Something tragic happened in my life and I got really angry with God; I blamed Him for it. I started to get farther away from Him and I started to sin more without realizing it. I stopped reading the Bible and by the time I realized what was going on, it was too late. In church I would repent, but then once I left church, I would go back to my old ways. I couldn’t get rid of the chains. Then one day, I started reading more of The Bible, and praying harder for God to forgive me and I invited Him back into my life. He forgave me and He broke my chains. He set me free from my sin so that I could live my life for Him. In Psalm 107:14 it says:
“He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, And broke their chains in pieces.”
In all of this, I am still amazed at the fact that He forgave me for all that I did. He took me back. He gave me a clean slate so I could start over. I did start over and with my new life, I dedicate it to Him. To the one who gives life.