Have there been times when you felt that you had no hope? Times when you felt that your pasts just kept catching up and never letting you go? We are all inseparable from our past mistakes and failures. We are imperfect humans who are never mistake free. However, the good news is we all have hope because we can be made perfect in God’s love. God’s love offers an overflow of mercy, freedom, and love. Ephesians 2:3-5says, “All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions- it is by grace you have been saved.” Under God’s love and the blood of Jesus we can be forgiven of our sins. No bad pasts, mistakes, or failures can hold you down. God has given everyone the freedom to let go of your pasts.God is the God who restores and makes all things new to perfection. No stains, shames, or chains can hold you back. You can be made new through Jesus.
To accept the freedom that God has instilled for us, we need ask and surrender everything we are and allow him to consume us. God owns your past and you can now let it all go. It is not about what you were, but what you are now and what you will become. God has broken all chains and ties and has given the special gift of freedom that we should never take for granted. Galatians 5:1 says, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Use his freedom to live a life full of love to others. We do not have to live with the burden of our sins because God has taken everything off our shoulders. He has given us the freedom to live our lives and to choose in freedom to love him. God is never forceful but is always there with open arms of love. It is our own duty to ask and take Gods love for us. God may seem far but in reality he is only a call away.
Open your arms in surrender and allow God to rescue you. God gives us the option to take his freedom and love. He is holding the key to freedom for you and is simply waiting for you to take the key and unlock your chains. Jesus is the key to your salvation and freedom. All you need to do is to make Jesus the key to your heart and accept his mercy and love and let it become everything that you are. So remember, Jesus is the gift of freedom.