The chorus in one of my favorite songs, Amazing Grace by Chris Tomlin, goes like this:
“My chains are gone, I’ve been set free.My God, my Savior has ransomed me.And like a flood, His mercy rains.Unending love, Amazing grace”
And isn’t that the goodness of walking with Christ? His sacrifice afforded us the opportunity, undeserved to start fresh. Break free. Live a new life unmarked by the way we once lived. No longer chained down by our troubles, our choices and our sin.
Surely it can’t be for you, you might think. If God knew your secrets, your past, your addictions, your shortcomings; He would never accept you, right? WRONG! I’m here to tell you that forgiveness and redemption are for ALL.
I know this because….
- I was once hard to love.
- I was once spiraling down a very bad road.
- I’m alive to speak of the terrible choices I’ve made.
- I have sinned and fallen short over and over again but have been forgiven over and over again.
- I was once chained down to the pain and heartache of living broken.
AND EVEN STILL….
I’ve been set free!
I’m still a sinner but every single day His mercies are new and if His forgiveness and grace and mercy are available to me, they’re available for you too!
He’s not only the way-maker but He is the CHAIN-BREAKER and the ONE who redeems.
- Take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it for good.
- He will break the chains of addiction.
- He will break the chains of sin.
- He will break the chains of your past.
- He will break the chains of shame.
- He will break the chains of heartache.
- He will break the chains of loneliness.
- He will break the chain of anger.
Whatever is keeping you stuck and hurting, He will set you free from it and cover you with a grace unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.
His love will rescue you over and over again.
If you already know what I mean, then THAT story of how He saved you is the story that you HAVE to share.
It’s the story that….
- Opens hearts to saving.
- Erases shame.
- Ends loneliness.
- Teaches others about a love that they may have never known before.
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That is one of my favorite verses. I remember how hard it was for me to share my testimony as a new believer. I feared judgment, and I still felt so ashamed of my choices. But God gave me grace, and the more I did it, the easier it became. Now I love sharing my testimony that God had ordained that moment for someone specific to hear the gospel and surrender their life to a Christ. He knows who’s ready and needs to hear exactly what He’s given me to say. I just have to be obedient to share it. Thanks for this great post!
Thanks for sharing that, Annie! I absolutely love how you point this out, “He knows who’s ready and needs to hear exactly what He’s given me to say. I just have to be obedient to share it.” AMEN! He is sovereign over our lives and I believe he allows us to walk through our experiences so He can use us in the lives of others, for His glory. Our obedience is key! Thanks for reading & sharing ❤️
Amen to this! You are so right when you said “He brings us through the valley for HIS GLORY.” There is so much truth to this statement.
Glad to know that resonated with you, Audrey ❤️. Thanks so much for reading & sharing!
Praising God for your testimony!
It’s such a great thing what the Lord has done for us.
God Bless sister
Amen! Thank you ❤️ God bless you also, Ifeoma.