God rescued us from dead-end alleys and dark dungeons. He’s set us up in the kingdom of the Son he loves so much, the Son who got us out of the pit we were in, got rid of the sins we were doomed to keep repeating”. Colossians 1:13-14 (MSG)
Here is the best news we could possibly hope for, especially in the midst of those dark dungeon days that feel as if they will never end—God, strong and mighty, has made a way of escape for you.
He wants to pick you up out of whatever pit you may have found yourself in and place you firmly in the centre of His perfect will. This isn’t a short-term arrangement either. Once you take His hand He will never let go. Each step leads you to greater freedom; renewed hope; overcoming strength; redemption and renewal.
He knows exactly where you are now and how you got there—through your own choices or choices made for you that you were powerless to change. He knows the challenges that come with that and the celebrations too. However, most importantly, He knows the greater freedom that is to come. He knows exactly how to care for you.
Trust Him cherished one. I promise you—you will never go wrong if you do.
I praise You Holy God for Your promise this day that all the sins of the past—those I have committed; those I have forgiven—are washed away.
The pain and the pits of the past are washed away too—renewed, restored, redeemed, by Loving and Gracious, You!
Strengthen me so that I may please You now Lord. Let me life my life in Your life-giving light. Let me see the pits before I get near them, so I can turn and go the other way. Your way. The way of freedom. The paths of peace.
With a grateful heart, I pray.