Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples! Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him; Talk of all His wondrous works! 1 Chronicles 16:8-9

We recently had our gate on our fence replaced because it was falling apart. After the contractor left I went out to the back yard to admire the new gate to my fence, when I noticed there was not a way out. He had only put a latch on the gate from the outside and had forgotten to put some type of way to open it from the back yard. I literally said; “How am I suppose to get out?”

Have you ever felt trapped in your soul, as if there is no way out of a mess you may have created due to a choice you made? Friend, I understand. Three abortions left me feeling trapped and caged in the confines of my emotional state and trauma.

Like a puppy in the backyard that can see through the hole in the fence that longs to run and play with the people he sees or the dogs walking by, my soul yearned for freedom. Lies of the enemy whispered, “This is the one sin God cannot forgive. You are doomed to this prison you made for yourself forever. You will never be free.” I believed him. Freedom was for others, not for me…

Defeat kept me confined with only a glimmer of hope, “If I could just get my hand through the hole that was in the gate, I could unlock the gate that was holding me prisoner.” I knew pain would be a part of the process and I fought hard for years to not feel the sting of it.

Believing and trusting God was the beginning of my freedom journey. God’s timing is perfect. He knows when we can handle the process it takes to be free. And I was more than ready to escape the barricade that surrounded me.

In surrender, I pressed in, hesitant but with resolve said, “I’m ready Lord, unlock the gate.” I only had to partner with Him and receive His forgiveness.

The Lord came and opened the gate!! He tore off the prison doors and FREEDOM came! The gate was open!

You are forgiven!!

He says; “We are forgiven, redeemed, sanctified, justified, and forever free from condemnation.” He came to heal the brokenhearted, set the captives free, and open the prison doors for those who are bound. Not even death, hell or the grave can take this life from us! I have had a song recently on repeat for a few months. The song is called; “Something Worth Singing About” by Nathan Sheridan. Please go give it a listen! I truly have something worth singing about! I have to make known His deeds. I am beholden to my Savior. I will tell of His wonderous works and of the great things He has done!

Lord, we come with a grateful heart for all you have done in our lives. May we always sing your praises and talk of your glorious deeds. If there is anyone reading this post who does not know your love, forgiveness, healing, and freedom, Father would you draw them closer into intimacy with you to receive all You have given. We love you Jesus!