Complete Freedom from Mental Prisons of Bondage

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Today there are more people in mental prisons than are behind bars. Mental prisons of fear, guilt shame, condemnation, unworthiness, despair, depression, hopelessness, anxiety and suicidal thoughts torment countless people daily and enslave them in bondage. The chains of mental prisons are deeply embedded in the soul and affect every area and decision of their lives. The world has no lasting answers and no release from these mental prisons. Psychology trying to treat these prisons is like putting a Band-Aid on raging water coming out of a broken pipe. It provides no true, lasting answers. Our identity is also tied to the mental image of ourselves that we carry in our minds and these mental prisons wreak havoc on our identity and self-image. God is the only answer to shatter the bars of these mental prisons and give you complete freedom and deliverance. There is only one true God, Yahweh, and He sent His Son Jesus Christ to crush and obliterate every mental prison that has ever held us in bondage. We no longer have to be held captive to any mental prison because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and what he accomplished on the cross. The chains of mental bondage are loosened and broken free in Jesus Christ alone.

To understand mental prisons we need to go back where they originated. Every mental prison began with the fall of Adam and Even in the Garden of Eden. We see shame, guilt, fear, despair, condemnation, hopelessness, depression and anxiety all first manifested in Adam and Eve.

Genesis 3:7-10: Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin cloths. And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool[c] of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. 9 But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” 10 And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.”

Here we see shame, fear and guilt for the first time in the human race with the entrance of sin into the world. All mental prisons come from the sin nature that we all inherited from Adam. Shame, guilt, fear, despair, hopelessness, depression and the like are all embedded in our sin nature. Mental prisons are the most enslaving, attacking our very identity and how we think about ourselves and others. The deep rooted consequence of the sin nature is this distorted thinking rooted in guilt, fear and shame that enslaves us in bondage. The sin nature energized the thoughts, reason, will, and emotions, as Adam and Eve were living in a state of separation from God.

Romans 5:12,18a: Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned—Therefore, as one trespass] led to condemnation for all men…

The word “came” in the Greek literally means: to come into and contains the force of distribution, meaning it made its way to each individual member of the human race. No one was exempt and as a deadly virus, sin contaminated our very being bringing all its prisons of bondage with it.

Galatians 3:22: But the Scripture imprisoned everything under sin, so that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.

All people are born imprisoned under sin. This is why we need a Savior. We cannot deal with the deliverance from mental prisons until you first deal with the problem of sin. Jesus Christ came to crush the power and consequences of sin and deprive it of its power to hold us in bondage.

Romans 7:23: but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members.

The law of our sin natures wages war against our minds sending its deadly roots into our thinking, emotions and will bringing us into captivity.

Phillips: This is in continual conflict with my conscious attitude, and makes me an unwilling prisoner to the law of sin and death…in my own nature I am bound fast, as I say, to the law of sin and death. It is an agonizing situation, and who on earth can set me free from the clutches of my sinful nature? I thank God there is a way out through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Everyone is bound fast in the chains of sin without Jesus Christ. Who can free us from the pains of guilt, shame and fear? Who can abolish these prisons of mental slavery? Only Jesus Christ when we make Him Lord of everything including our mind, will, attitude and emotions.

Genesis 4:6b: Watch out, because sin is crouching at the door, ready to pounce on you! You must master it before it masters you.

Sin is always crouching at the door of our mind wanting to control it. We do not have the power on our own to master sin. Only God through Jesus Christ can completely and thoroughly deal with this sin problem.

Sin is the driving force of every mental prison mankind has ever experienced. No one can break free of the ultimate consequence of sin without the Lord Jesus Christ, who is the liberator, the deliverer, the conqueror, and the Savior from sin and all its evil consequences. Sin is the cruel master of every mental prison that wants to control our thinking and attitudes.

Isaiah 14:17b: The man (Satan) who made the world a wilderness, who overthrew its cities
and would not let his captives go home.

The Devil has made the world a wilderness through the domination of sin in our natures.
But the Bible promises in the wonderful 23rd Psalm that God can restore your soul, however, Satan does not us released from our mental prisons and our heart finds its true home in God. He loves to erect paper walls that have on them words of guilt and shame and fear bringing up our past to make us think that God has rejected us and that we are not good enough for salvation. Think about a football team that breaks through the paper barrier before a football game. Are they afraid of what is on the other side? We cannot listen to what the Devil has written on our paper walls. We cannot take his accusations to heart. They are lies. The Devil is the father of lies according to John 8:44. It is his native language. These paper walls are an illusion to hold us back from God and to keep us in our mental prisons when all the time God is saying “Break through them with me! I have made you new in Christ, the blood of Christ has washed everything clean and through me you can advance against any troop and leap over any wall and demolish every mental prison (Psalm 18:29).

Isaiah 63:1,2,5b: Who is this who comes from Edom, from the city of Bozrah, with his clothing stained red? Who is this in royal robes, marching in his great strength? “It is I, the LORD, announcing your salvation! It is I, the LORD, who has the power to save!” I was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So I myself stepped in to save them with my strong arm…

How few want to help those oppressed in mental prisons today. Only the Lord has the power to save those that are oppressed. Today is the day of salvation, the day of deliverance. We must have faith in the transforming power of the finished work of Jesus Christ. Salvation means wholeness and soundness mentally, physically and spiritually. It is to be made whole by the restoration of our relationship with God. Reconciliation back to God sets our free from every burden that has plagued our soul.

Hebrews 9:12,14: Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 4 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
The work on the cross not only paid the price for our sins, but actually cleanses our consciences. The power of the blood of Christ washes away every mental prison. The guilt and shame of the past is completely gone. Shame entered the human race with sin causing Adam and Eve to hide from God’s presence. A conscience fully cleansed with the blood of Christ, fully conscious of its cleansing power, has the sense of guilt and demerit removed to an infinite distance. In the blood of Christ is release from every mental prison and we can come into the presence of God boldly. A cleansed conscience understands the amazing love and grace of God in washing all mental sins and images clean in the blood of Christ where they cannot torment us anymore.

How special you are to God! How fathomless is His love for you! God was willing to reach down His mighty hand and rescue you from the curse of Adam’s transgression that has plagued the human race and release you from every captivity known to mankind. Redemption is a release from the chains of the bondage of sin into the blossoming of a new life. Redemption breaks the power of death and the grave and gives the believer the hope of eternal life. Redemption restores our life, our liberty, our joy, and our dignity.

Redemption means you belong to God as His precious child, purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ and released from the authority and dominion of the devil.
Isaiah 53:4-6: Surely he hath borne our griefs (Hebrew choliy-sickness) and carried our sorrows (Hebrew-makob-pains: both physical and mental): yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised (Hebrew-shalowm-crushed, broken, shattered) for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Physical, mental, and spiritual healing is an integral part of the atonement and salvation that God made available by sending His only begotten Son to a world plagued with sin, sickness, and disease. In the Greek, “to be saved” means to be made whole, and that not only includes remission and forgiveness of sins, but also includes a physical restoration and healing of the body and soul. Jesus Christ was our complete substitute on the cross, as God made Christ to be sin for us as He died in our place so we could be made free from the penalty of sin. But the cross of Christ is much more, as God also laid upon that cross every sickness, every infirmity, every disease, every mental bondage and every pain that has inflicted and tormented the human race since the fall of Adam. All the bitterness that infiltrated the world from the curse of the Fall was laid on the cross of Christ, and He broke the authority and power of sin, sickness, disease, and death. Jesus Christ broke the power of the curse and made life sweet again.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

God gave us a new nature and made us a new creation in Christ. The old ways of sin, sickness, pain, disease, and physical or mental infirmity have no more authority over the born again believer, who chooses by faith to walk in their redemptive sonship rights. The cross made available the promised blessing of salvation, and this includes the blessing of sweet healing to our mind, body, and soul. Down through the ages of human history, every step, every dealing of God with man has been toward one goal-a New Creation, a spiritual creation of man that would free man completely from spiritual death and satanic dominion…What a floodtide of human suffering and misery has the reign of Satan brought to the human heart…All human suffering is the result of Satan’s lordship over humanity. But now a new day has dawned in our hearts and minds.

John 8:31.32.36: So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.32 And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free. So if the Son liberates you [makes you free men], then you are really and unquestionably free.
We have been emancipated from mental slavery in Jesus Christ and every mental prison of guilt, shame, fear. The Son of God has liberated and by faith we must proclaim we are really and unquestionable free.

Galatians 5:1: In [this] freedom Christ has made us free [and completely liberated us]; stand fast then, and do not be hampered and held ensnared and submit again to a yoke of slavery.

We need never to be in bondage to guilt, shame, fear or any other mental prison again. Christ has made us free and we must stand fast in this liberty never looking back to the past. We must refuse to ever be ensnared again.

Phillips: Plant your feet firmly therefore within the freedom that Christ has won for us, and do not let yourselves be caught again in the shackles of slavery.

Man’s difficulty centers in the need for a new Lord. Satan is a hard taskmaster as our old lord when we were dead in trespasses and sins. The Lordship of Christ means a New Nature, a New Family, and a New Father. Christ died and rose again that He might meet the need of man for a new Lord. What a message of joy, what glad tidings we have to bring to an unsaved world, the message of this new Lord for man. By a person calling unto this new Lord, the power and authority of Satan will be broken over their life. Just as every spiritual want of man centered in the lordship of Satan over his life, every spiritual blessing centers in the personal Lordship of Christ over a man’s life. The man who has taken Jesus as Lord is blessed with every spiritual blessing. The Lordship of Christ means freedom from the reign of sin. Christ has undone all the works of Satan in the human heart.

2 Corinthians 3:17: Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom).

True liberty, true emancipation is only found in the Lord. God is a God of liberty not bondage.

Acts 1:8: Here’s the knowledge you need: you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. And you will be My witnesses, first here in Jerusalem, then beyond to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the farthest places on earth.

The gift of holy spirit that we receive at the new birth is power to melt away every chaff of bondage in our lives enabling us to escape the polluting influences in the world and our past.

Look at the power of Jesus to heal all mental prisons no matter how impossible in Mark 5:

Mark 5:2-8,15: And as soon as He got out of the boat, there met Him out of the tombs a man [under the power] of an unclean spirit.3 This man continually lived among the tombs, and no one could subdue him anymore, even with a chain; 4 For he had been bound often with shackles for the feet and handcuffs, but the handcuffs of [light] chains he wrenched apart, and the shackles he rubbed and ground together and broke in pieces; and no one had strength enough to restrain or tame him.5 Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always shrieking and screaming and beating and bruising and cutting himself with stones. 6 And when from a distance he saw Jesus, he ran and fell on his knees before Him in homage, 7 And crying out with a loud voice, he said, What have You to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? [What is there in common between us?] I solemnly implore you by God, do not begin to torment me! 8 For Jesus was commanding, Come out of the man, you unclean spirit! 5 And they came to Jesus and looked intently and searchingly at the man who had been a demoniac, sitting there, clothed and in his right mind, [the same man] who had had the legion [of demons]; and they were seized with alarm and struck with fear.

This man was in the worst mental prisons that no one could help. He lived in the tombs, a social outcast, screaming and shrieking every night and cutting himself. Jesus Christ completely healed him, clothing him in a right, sound mind. He can still do this today. He has not changed.

The Bible also gives us many examples of people overcoming enormous guilt and shame in Christ:

Malefactor on cross: Luke 23:40-43: But the other one reproved him, saying, Do you not even fear God, seeing you yourself are under the same sentence of condemnation and suffering the same penalty?41 And we indeed suffer it justly, receiving the due reward of our actions; but this Man has done nothing out of the way [nothing strange or eccentric or perverse or unreasonable].42 Then he said to Jesus, Lord, remember me when You come in Your kingly glory!43 And He answered him, Truly I tell you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise.

The malefactor lived his entire life in mental prisons and now had overwhelming guilt and shame in his last hours on earth. It was not too late as Jesus reached out and promised him eternal life and complete freedom before his last breath.

Peter: Luke 22:31-34, 60-62 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you, that he might sift you like wheat,32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34 Jesus said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.” But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed. 61 And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, “Before the rooster crows today, you will deny me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly.

The devil must have whispered to Peter, “You failed Him in the garden when you slept. You failed Him by denying Him six times before the rooster crowed. You failed Him by returning to your fishing boat and taking the others with you.”

What is the Devil whispering in your ear? What failures is he bringing up? What paper walls is he erecting? What accusations is he hurling at you?

But Jesus didn’t bring up any of these failures. Instead, He asked Peter, “Do you love Me?” It is important that we comprehend His love and His grace, grace that is greater than all our sin. If he could forgive Peter who denied him so vehemently, can He forgive you?

Look at Peter about 50 days later changed by Pentecost and the new birth.
Acts 2:22-24: “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know—23 this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.
50 days earlier he was behind closed doors for fear of the Jews in complete bondage to his mental prisons of fear, guilt and shame. Look at the deliverance in Christ in mind and soul that transformed Him and set Him free.

Apostle Paul’s past: Acts 9:1-3: But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Paul stood at the feet of Stephen when he was stoned and participate in this unjust killing. He would barge into homes and haul Christians to jail. His hatred against Jesus was unmatched.

I Timothy 1:12-16: I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 13 Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. 14 The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.15 Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. 16 But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.

Paul said he was the worst sinner of all with a horrible past. But the grace of our Lord was poured out on him and he was saved and forgiven and cleansed. His conscience no longer had to haunt him. The door of every mental prison was obliterated and opened so Paul could breathe free. Never again did he have to live in guilt and shame.

2 Timothy 1:7: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

God has given us a sound mind in Christ.

With salvation, guilt, shame, despair and fear is replaced with peace.

Romans 5:1:

Therefore, since we are justified (acquitted,
declared righteous, and given a right standing
with God) through faith, let us grasp the fact
that we have (the peace of reconciliation to
hold and to enjoy) peace with God through
our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the
Anointed One).

No one can have the true peace of God in their life until they are reconciled to God through the Lord Jesus Christ. Reconciliation produces the restoration of a relationship of peace that had been disturbed and broken in the Garden of Eden by the high treason of Adam. Reconciliation is to change a relationship of hostility, enmity, and separation to a relationship of love, acceptance, admiration, and friendship. It is a relationship of peace and favor, as we are no longer at war with God or hostile to Him. There is no rejection, no condemnation, no guilt, and no unworthiness in this close, loving relationship. This relationship of peace is more than the mere absence of enmity or hostility, but the invitation from God to come into his presence and enjoy the closeness and loving bond of a relationship with Him.

The peace of God is the legal right and possession of every born again believer. We HAVE peace with God. All the barriers have been abolished between you and God. There is no friction, no uneasiness, no conflict, and no obstruction in this new relationship of peace. It is a complete harmony and unity with Yahweh-Shalom. The word “peace” in the Greek means: to bind or join together what is broken or divided, setting the broken parts as one again.

Colossians 1:20: And through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.

Luke 1:78,79 : Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven (Jesus Christ) is about to break upon us. To give light to those who sit in darkness and
in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.

Ephesians 2:14(a) (Wuest): For He (Jesus Christ) himself is our peace…
Isaiah 57:19-21: I will comfort those that mourn bringing words of praise to their lips. May they have abundant peace, both near and far, says the Lord, who heals them. But those who still reject me are like the restless sea, which is never still but continually churns up mud and dirt. There is no peace for the wicked, says my God.

There is no peace outside of God and His Son. Jesus Christ is the Prince of Peace according to Isaiah 9:6.

The peace of God is where the stillness, calmness, and quietness of God reign unbroken and undisturbed. Picture a beautiful serene lake that is perfectly still with only a gentle breeze and crystal clear water. The lake is calm and tranquil, with the sun glistening off the waters. This is a vivid illustration of the heart and soul of someone who has the peace of Yahweh-Shalom in their life.

Romans 8:6(b) (KJV): But to be spiritually minded is life and peace.

Psalm 119:165 (Amplified): Great peace have they who love your law; nothing shall offend them or make them stumble.

Psalm 4:8 (Amplified): In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for you, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

Life and peace abound in the life of a man or woman who has their thoughts focused on God and His Word. When we love God’s Word, meditate upon it, and hide it in our hearts, great abundant peace will flow through every part of us. Absolutely nothing in the world will cause us to stumble, for we are rooted and grounded in His peace. We have confident trust in the Lord and the complete safety and protection He provides, so every night we enjoy the sweet sleep of peace. Nothing disturbs us; nothing rattles us, and nothing agitates us, for we have His peace.

Psalm 55:18 (Amplified): He has redeemed my life in peace from the battle that was against me [so that none came near me], for they were many who strove with me.

John 14:27 (Amplified): Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]

John 16:33 (Amplified): I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]

In our redemption through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, lies the ultimate deliverance and healing from every single oppression, exploitation, domination, depression, tyranny, and work of the devil.

The first promise of Christ in Genesis 3:15 says that he will crush the head of the serpent (the devil). The fatal wound to the head of the serpent was delivered at Calvary and the empty tomb. The death sentence to both the devil and all his works was shouted out to the human race with three words at Calvary and three words at the empty tomb. Jesus Christ cried out, “It is finished” at Calvary, and the angel proclaimed, “He is risen” at the empty tomb. What a Savior who crushed every prison of bondage ever known to the mind of man!

Luke 4:18 (Weymouth): The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to proclaim Good News to the poor; He sent me to announce release to the prisoners of war and recovery of sight to the blind; to send away free those whose tyranny has crushed.

We no longer have to be prisoners of war in the spiritual battle that rages with the devil. Jesus Christ opened the prison door of every tyranny of mind, body, heart, and soul and set us free. He crushed every tyrannical work of the devil that had previously broke our heart and spirit. He delivers all those who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity.

Let the past go and embrace the complete freedom of a cleansed conscience in Christ.

Philippians 3:13b,14: But I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

We cannot allow the past to be a prison of guilt and shame in our minds. We must let go, forgetting the past and press toward the heavenly prize that awaits us at Christ’s return.

Philippians 4:6,7: Don’t worry over anything whatsoever; tell God every detail of your needs in earnest and thankful prayer. And the peace of God which transcends human understanding, will keep constant guard over your hearts and minds as they rest in Christ Jesus.

We need never worry or be anxious about any circumstance or problem we face, for we have a Heavenly Father to whom we can take every need and difficulty to in prayer. In the Greek, the word “worry” describes the state of the mind of being pulled apart and divided by anxious cares and worries. It is characterized by an extreme uneasiness of the mind and a brooding fear about something, and emphasizes a fear of misfortune, failure, disappointment, and disaster. Worry denotes a lack of focus and trust in God and an endless running of the mind in all directions. God says instead of worrying or being anxious, bring the problem to Him in earnest and thankful prayer. We should worry about nothing and pray about everything. That is the lifestyle of the believer.

Psalm 34:4-8: I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. 5 Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. 6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles.7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.8 Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!

God can deliver us from all our fears and save us out of all our troubles. God is a God of deliverance not bondage. God is a God of liberty not slavery.

Proverbs 19:22: There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

Jeremiah 10:23 O Lord, I know that the way of man in not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

Psalm 119:24: Thy testimonies are my delight and counselor.

We need God’s counsel and help in this walk of liberty so we do not allow our minds to be enslaved again in a yoke of bondage. We need to renew our minds to the word daily. We cannot allow our minds to be conformed to the pattern of this world any longer.

Romans 12:2: And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Let tonight start a new beginning, a new freedom in our mind and thoughts. Let God be the healer of our minds and souls. Let us in faith see what He sees and believe our complete wholeness in Christ instead of imprisoned in what the world sees.
God promises He is with us every step of the way and His Word is like a bright light casting forth every remnant of darkness. He paid a huge price for our redemption including every form of mental captivity. We no longer need to be bound in fear, guilt and shame.

Isaiah 43:2-5(a) (The Message Bible): Don’t be afraid, I have redeemed you. I’ve called your name. You’re mine. When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you are in tough waters, you will not go down. When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end-Because I am God, your personal God, the Holy of Israel, your Savior. I paid a huge price for you…that’s how much you mean to me! That’s how much I love you! I’d sell off the whole world to get you back, Trade the creation just for you. So don’t be afraid; I am with you.

Isaiah 42:16 (Message Bible): But I’ll take the hand of those who don’t know the way, who can’t see where they’re going. I’ll be a personal guide to them, directing them through unknown country. I’ll be right there to show them what roads to take, make sure they don’t fall into the ditch. These are the things I’ll be doing for them-sticking with them, not leaving them for a minute.

Tonight God is asking you to trust Him and have faith that all mental prisons that have tormented you in the past are obliterated in Christ. Enjoy the wonderful cleansing mental freedom from all guilt, fear, shame, depression and despair that He provides.

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