It was a cold but sunny day that brought forth from their homes the people of Wellington, Kansas. Most had been hibernating since the winter storm that had conquered most parts of Kansas and beyond.

Many Dillons cashiers were expecting another slow day at the register but found their store soon blessed with a swarm of customers. Eager to escape the confines of their homes before cabin fever set in, most residents were just glad to be free of their cage while others couldn’t wait to stock up for the Super Bowl on Sunday.

As people left the store, many with countless bags of chips and beverages, it brought to mind the Israelites who left Egypt. After 400 years of slavery, God had finally set the Hebrews free of their confinement.

With their flocks, herds, cattle, their families, all of their belongings, including the spoils of Egypt, the Israelites left. They cared not where they were going at the time. They only knew that they were free, that it felt really good. (Exodus 12: 31-42)

God wants no one in bondage. In fact, one of the main reasons Jesus came to Earth was to set the captives free.

There are all kinds of bondage. One may be a gambler, a smoker, or a drug addict. Perhaps you know someone suffering under the chains of poverty. The list is endless. Whatever is controlling your life is a bond, a sin, that needs to be broken, so that you can be set free.

God is able to do that for you.

Throughout Scripture, there are many examples of people being freed from whatever beset them. Many were people in need of healing from diseases or other afflictions. All were people just like us. Sometimes even wealth can be a noose around our necks, especially if it prevents one from living a normal life or from even venturing from home for fear of attack or whatever. There are so many forms of bondage and captivity. Yet God wants us free from them all.

He will raise you up and forgive you of your sins. More importantly, He will free you from the guilt you feel over your sin.

Yes, God can change your life, giving you hope, if you but open your heart to Him. Trust Me, He will not fail you…ever.

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“For the enemy has persecuted my soul; he hath smitten my life down to the ground; he hath made me to dwell in darkness, as those that have been long dead.” (Psalm 143:3 KJV)

“Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;” (Psalm 107:10 KJV)

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