What are you holding on to today that you need to let go of? A Lot of times as addicts and let's just be real, as criminals, we tend to hold on to our deepest secrets. What I have learned in recovery is that we are only as sick as our secrets. I know that when I first came to Christ there were a lot of things that I didn't want to talk to God about because I figured He would look at me differently. I thought if He knew what I was keeping inside me that He might not love me, but when I started learning about who God really was, I soon figured out that He already knew everything about me.
Psalms 139:1-6 says, "Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind. You are so intimately aware of me, Lord. You read my heart like an open book and you know all the words I’m about to speak before I even start a sentence! You know every step I will take before my journey even begins. You’ve gone into my future to prepare the way, and in kindness, you follow behind me to spare me from the harm of my past. You have laid your hand on me! This is just too wonderful, deep, and incomprehensible! Your understanding of me brings me wonder and strength."
So what does that mean? Well, it means that all the stuff that you're holding on to God already knows, so why not just talk to Him about it and find true healing in Christ Jesus?
Until you let go of all the junk inside of you, you're just going to be in bondage to it all. I can remember holding on to a secret for 20 years that kept me in bondage and addiction and once I gave it to God He took all the shame and guilt away and broke off the chains that held me in bondage. I know that He can do for you what He has done for me! So tonight before you go to bed I challenge you to meditate on the scripture and talk to God about some of the things that you're holding on to. Talk to Him about it and then repent for the things you've done and ask Him to release you from your chains of bondage. He will be faithful to deliver you.
Written by: Jessica Morris