Leave it there

I have a dear friend who often includes her prayers thankfulness to God for freeing her from addictions. She understands too well the heartache of being bound to something harmful and she appreciates the strength God gave her to break those chains. There are so many chains that can bind us: chains of alcoholism, drug abuse, gambling, immoral behavior… If we’ve accepted Jesus as Lord, those behaviors that steal our attention and affection from doing His will are cumbersome burdens indeed. Jesus didn’t save us to let us wallow in destructive acts; He saved us to live free from sin’s yoke of slavery. Whatever battle you’re fighting, Jesus holds the victory and He wants to give it to you. But you have to lay the burden at His feet…and leave it there.