Found in Psalm 146: Freedom
He [the Lord] is the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them— He remains faithful forever. He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free, the Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.
We looked at Psalm 146 a few weeks ago, and today we're focusing in on these 2 verses only - because the truths here are just mind-blowing! Because of God's immense love for us, and his faithfulness in fulfilling the promises he's made us, we have been set free so that we can be in a relationship with him.
This makes ALL the difference in our lives. It changes everything. It's like a blind man being given the gift of sight, like a starving person being given food and sustenance, like a prisoner being released from confinement. It is that big a deal, that great a gift, that amazing a blessing.
This freedom is liberating. It means that we don't need to try to pretend to be someone we are not, or to try to 'fit in' for the sake of it. Jesus loves us exactly as we are. In him, we find true freedom.
Father God, we thank you that you remain faithful forever and that your promises will be fulfilled.
Thank you that your love for us, as those in need of a Saviour, was so great that you sent Jesus to be our Saviour. Thank you that in Him, we have true freedom. Thank you that we need not be afraid, or feel constrained to try to fit in, or look a certain way.
Thank you that you love us. Amen.
Emma graduated from Cambridge 3 years ago, and now works in Finance. She said ‘I Do’ to the wonderful Luke in April and loves being part of Team Pendlebury! Emma's other passions include leading music at church, doing Pilates & eating salted caramel ice cream! She is so loving seeing God use More Precious to grow his kingdom.