My Chains are Gone

“My chains are gone
I’ve been set free
My God, my Savior has ransomed me
And like a flood His mercy reigns
Unending love, amazing grace.”

Unending love — What a promise!

A good friend of mine shared the song, “Amazing Grace” with me, reminding me that through all of our dangers, toils, and snares God’s love is and will always be there. In the midst of sin and in the midst of pain and suffering, the grace of God toward His children will never be exhausted.

My friends, God loves you. God loves you because He has chosen to do so. He loves you when you don’t feel loved, and He loves you when no one else loves you. Others may abandon you, ridicule you, and ignore you, but God will love you.

Always. No matter what.

— Max Lucado

Pain is a natural part of life, and you can’t escape it. There will always be broken relationships, missed opportunities, and tough seasons of life. When they do come, you can either become bitter or hopeful.


In the midst of a depressing onslaught, Jeremiah says in Lamentations 3:21, “Yet hope returns …”

How can you have hope even in your darkest days? Always remember the Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue. You can always count on that!

When kindness comes grudgingly, remember His kindness to us and pray to Him to make you more kind. When patience is scarce, thank the Creator for His and ask Him to make you more patient. When it is hard to forgive, don’t list all the times you’ve been given grief; rather, list all the times you’ve been given grace and pray to become more forgiving. God allows us to receive first so we can give later. Drink deeply from heaven’s endless love, and in doing so, you will discover a love worth giving.

In Christ Always,


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