I Am In Chains, But God

Sunday January 10, 2021

Dr. Richard L. Hamm

People have always used the term “I feel like I am in chains” metaphorically to describe  situations and circumstances that causes them to feel bound and restrained. However, most people have no physical chains made of steel that hold them bound and motionless that prevent them from breaking free from their perceived bondage. The Apostle Paul understood through personal experience that true bondage comes from being in physical chains. Being chained physically does circumvent you from being mobile and moving freely to your next destination. Whether your chains are real or imagined, you are in bondage. Bound and unable to fulfill your calling from God––But it does not have to be this way. You are created by God to be free in the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus declared, “So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed (John 8:36). I am reminded of the lyrics in the song “Praise the Lord”––The chains that seem to bind you, serve only to remind you that they drop powerless behind you, when you praise Him. So praise the Lord. As a follower of Christ, you will have good days and bad days but you’ll never have a day without God. You need a “But God” moment when your chains intersect with the liberating power of God’s Word. Such a “But God” moment is available to you today. I pray that you seize your opportunity.