As I drove home from church tonight I decided to switch CDs to what I named my “Brighter Day Mix.” In I popped it, hit “random,” and BAM it when to my favorite song- Freedom Song by Mandisa
As I sang for all I was worth along with the song and clapped during red lights, I remembered one of my favorite preachers talking about how the sound of hands clapping is like the sound of chains breaking. I let my fears and doubt fall off me as I busted out in song- sure my King would bring me victory if I just buried myself in Him.
Am I fully succeeding in this every day? No. But I can seek to make each new moment better than the previous one. I can seek to do what God wants for me each new moment versus letting the things I messed up with chain me from moving forward. Do I live with the consequences of the past, yes. But He is able and faithful to turn all things around if we just submit it all to Him and turn 100% away from those things that were bad and wrong.
So today- I seek to praise Him despite my doubt. I seek to worship Him despite the feeling of impending doom. I seek to worship Him despite the fact my world could potentially fall apart- for He is faithful. So I will put my hands up in the air and sing Hallelujah. I will proclaim that I have been set free! Praise to the Lord my chains of fear and doubt are gone when I just worship Him!!! Praise to the Lord, my chains are gone, can’t help but sing this freedom song!!!!