by Inspiration Ministries
"From my earliest youth my enemies have persecuted me, but they have never been able to finish me off. […] But the LORD is good; he has cut me free from the ropes of the ungodly." – Psalm 129:2, 4 NLT The psalmist had faced many enemies. This opposition had left deep impressions. He was marked with the impact of painful experiences, “as if a farmer had plowed long furrows” on his back. The ungodly had bound him as they had wrapped him with unbreakable cords (v. 3). This persecution was real. Yet he had discovered the right way to respond. He learned that, regardless of what others said or did, he could trust God. He is good. Looking back, he could rejoice because God had set him free! God had cut the cords and lifted the oppression. God had taken the burdens away. Are there things that bind you? Unhealthy habits? Financial needs? Troubled relationships? Health problems? Scars from things that happened in your youth or from conflicts you faced? The Bible promises that God can set you free (John 8:36). Jesus died, so you do not need to be bound by sin or guilt. God promised to provide for your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). You do not need to be bound by poverty. God has sent His Spirit that you might be victorious. God has made His wisdom available to you, so you do not have to be filled with doubt. Do not allow anything to bind you. Trust God. Declare His promises to be true in your life. Believe Him for freedom, peace, and joy.
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Prayer Father, these are problems that bind me: ________. I commit them to You. Thank You for setting me free! In Jesus’ name, amen. Extended Reading Psalm 129