God is efficient. He gets maximum work out of our limitations, and then He moves us on: the prison sentence is over. When God finishes using your limitations, your release will come. Even the fact that God has you reading this is an indication that your change is at hand.
We’re not having this conversation just to keep you satisfied with the past, to keep you living in the past, or to cause you to limit your understanding of life to the past. We’re having this conversation because the past was critical and necessary to bring you to today so that God could bring you out of limitations.
When we believe God, we can walk with Him, learn to love Him, let down our guard with Him, and depend on Him—we can become intimate with One whom we expect to come through. The problem is we give up on God too easily. Expectancies are a place of trust, and trust is the basis of friendship. To protect our hearts from frustration in difficult times, we often lower our expectations of...
Is it often difficult to believe your prison could have a good purpose? Do you look at the squads of guards around you and become convinced that an enemy is controlling what happens to you? It can seem that permission has been given to oppress and destroy you.
David wrote in the Psalms, “The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who live in it” (Psalm 24:1, NASB). If the earth and all it contains belong to God, then the prison, too, must be under His authority. God is ultimately in control of your life.
No matter what life brings your way, nothing can hide you from God’s life and love. Maybe you believe yourself so broken down, damaged, and hemmed-in that God can’t get to you. Perhaps you feel trapped emotionally and out of God’s reach. I want to encourage you: there is no place, no prison, no emotional dungeon that is hidden from the Lord.
If you are recognizing some places of limitation, you are there with God’s...