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By: Bro. Paeng Santos

Life is at its best when a person is free!

Jesus came “to seek and to save that which is lost” (Luke 19:10). Christ came not only to take care of my sin problem, but of all other burdens as well. With my acceptance of Him as my redeemer, Savior and Lord, truly wonderful things happen in my life. I realized where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

The past election’s experiences may have been destructive to some of you. I hope and pray that you, too, will come to experience the Spirit of the Lord,” be set free of the past, and be made whole in Christ. It is the reason I am writing this article today.

No matter who we are today, whether we are “poor” – or lacking in some way, brokenhearted over something or someone, captives to the memories of the past and the limited expectations we have for our futures, or blind to our true position and place in the Lord Jesus Christ – we truly need to be set free because each of us is oppressed by the enemy of the soul.

Some of the heartaches, afflictions, and trials in our lives come from external causes; others come from internal causes. Regardless of their origin, however, the pains are real. And unless we are willing to deal with the painful experiences that life brings our way, the pain becomes a “burden and wound” of the heart.

Don’t let defeat or afflictions turn into damaged feelings, hurts turn into habitual patterns of behaviour that are destructive. Failures and rejection result in a flawed outlook on the world and on God; and harmful and destructive relationships become a heaviness deep within that keeps us from truly experiencing the fullness of freedom and purpose that the Lord has for us.

Some of this burdens and wounds of the heart are so heavy that you must deal with it in order to be able to cope with life on a daily basis. Some are so light that it does not really interfere with normal daily relationships and responsibilities. No matter how heavy or light they may be, doing nothing will ultimately keep a person from experiencing the freedom that Christ Jesus longs to give.

Christ assures you today, life is better without the weight of emotional burden pulling at your soul. Although it is true that releasing emotional burden sometimes brings us to the point of tears, those tears quickly turn to tears of rejoicing. There is no benefit in continuing to carry emotional burdens.

There is no good reason for hanging on to what slows you down, keeps you from feeling free, or stops you from experiencing the fullness of the life that God has prepared for you to live. There is nothing as comforting, encouraging, uplifting, or joyful as casting off the weight of emotional burdens and walking freely in life.

If you have never asked Jesus Christ to be your personal Savior, you could do that right now! With Him in your heart, the healing starts today and life will get better. Take a moment to talk to God in your own words. Commit your burden and wound of the heart to Him. Tell Him you understand Jesus died for you… that you are willing to repent of your sin. Ask Jesus to save you from your sin and become the Lord of your life today.

Take note that … “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Cor. 3:17). And life is at its best when a  person is free!
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY




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