I feel like God is saying to some of you,

"I see you in the midst of your anxieties, in the midst of your depression, and when you struggle with fear, shame, and feeling as though you don’t measure up.. I have come to open up these prison doors and set you free! Stand up! Come forth from the dead place! you are my child and I have prepared a place for you in my house, stand up, that you would be out of the shadows and in my light, that my glory would rise up in you.

This weight was not meant for you to bear, and I have taken your burden as my own.. all your anxieties I have made my own, that I may make all things right.

do not remain in that place of shadows, the chains have been severed, the doors smashed open.. come, take a walk with me, there is a song that I will sing over you, a song of deliverance and life!”

The word ‘resurrection’ means “to stand up” 

when you were trapped in sorrow, fear, doubt, and failure.. Jesus stood up for you.

and just as a field is never without hope, so long as one living blade of grass remains, so too, you are never without hope, because there is one who stands up for you!

He’s alive, and in Him, we have everlasting life! 

I speak to the shadow, you will hold my sisters no more in your chains.. I declare freedom on their behalf! as they cut themselves and are held in bondage to you.. In the name of Jesus, I say no more! Let My People Go. 

Do not be defined by your mistakes and regrets.. Jesus paid the price for you to be set free, and yet so many leave the chains on and stay in the prisons of their shame, regret, self hatred, and death.

You are not worthless, you are not owned by sin and darkness, but you have been purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Do not listen to the the lies that are spoken into your mind from demons and hell.. some of you have negative self talk, or hear voices that tell you that you are a failure, telling you that you are a loser, telling you you can’t be forgiven, telling you that you are not loved by God, telling you that you will never change, telling you that you should kill yourself..

Those words are not true; they are lies from Satan, they are demonic deceptions.

Instead, listen to the voice of truth, what God has to say.. hear His love songs sung over you… you are the rose, the joy for which He died.. Do you know that He delights in you? He enjoys you; He loves you; He forgives you; He cares for you; He is holding you; He is carrying you through these storms, carrying you home; and with His nail pierced hands, Jesus will comfort you.

Do you know how much the Father loves you? He gave His son for you.. He watched His only son die on a cross for you.. How can you say that you are worthless? To God, you are worth His Son, and through Jesus, you are sons and daughters of God the Father.

Do you know how beautiful you are in His eyes? How much He treasures you, how much His heart aches for you to know His love, how much He longs for you to know your identity in Him and not in your own flaws, regrets, pain, and shame.

Find your identity in Christ and Him alone.. In Him, we find our strength.. do not live in your weakness, but live in His strength.


May you know how much God loves you; May you be filled with His joy and peace, and may every lie and shadow of darkness fade away in the light of His love and truth… May you be bound no longer by sin and regret and shame, but may you know that you are set free by the blood of Jesus.. May these truths resound in you and may they sustain you, keep you, strengthen you, mark you, and may He be glorified in your life and all you are.. May you be marked by His blood, defined by His love for you.

I pray all this in Jesus’ name, AMEN.

to the person who is hurting inside, right now..

you are loved.. more than you can possibly imagine.
there is hope.

do not allow the pain to imprison you any longer..
do not let the walls of your past and your regrets bind you.

I pray that God would set you free.

God wants you to be free from your insecurity, free from your regrets and your baggage, free from the scars that open up over and over again.. Free from all the lies that tell you that you have no worth.. Free from all the bondage, hurt, brokenness, and sorrow in your world.

God knows your pain, and He longs with all His heart for you to be free.
and I believe that right now.. God is weeping.. He is crying out for those who are enslaved by darkness.. and if they can hear His voice as He cries out to them, then they will be set free.

God loves you more than you can possibly imagine.

may God help us to let these things go, to give them to Him.. to give Him all our scars, our baggage, these things that trap us and enslave us… and may he cleanse us from our past, from the stuff that has happened so many times that the wounds seem like they might never heal.

may God give you the realization that you are forgiven.. may He set you free from bondage… and may He help you forgive those who have wronged you… and may He help us find life beyond the prisons of our past.

Amen
 

smhiggi:

There are people who can walk away from you.


      
And hear me when I tell you this,  When people can walk away from you: let them walk.

       I don’t want you to try to talk another person into
       staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you… I mean hang up the phone.

       When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

       The Bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made  manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

       People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.

       Let them go.


       And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead.

       You’ve got to know when it’s dead.

       You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It’s not that  I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I  know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me.

       And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people
       to stay.

       Let them go!!

       If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to……

       LET IT GO!!!

       If you are holding on to past hurts and pains …..

       LET IT GO!!!

       If someone can’t treat you right, love you back, and see your
       worth…..

       LET IT GO!!!

       If someone has angered you ……..

       LET IT GO!!!

       If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge……

       LET IT GO!!!

       If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction……

       LET IT GO!!!

       If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents ..

       LET IT GO!!!

       If you have a bad attitude…….

       LET IT GO!!!

       If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better……

       LET IT GO!!!

              If you are struggling with the healing of a broken
       relationship…….

       LET IT GO!!!

       If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help
       themselves……

       LET IT GO!!!

       If you’re feeling depressed and stressed ……

       LET IT GO!!!