Out of my distress I called on the LORD;Psalm 118:5
the LORD answered me and set me free
I feel so much pain inside me, and tears are in my eyes.
It feels too much to bear.
It’s so difficult to face.
Jesus is my strength, and I know he will enable me to face the agony within.
I want to be free and I want to be healed.
It cost Jesus his life.
It will cost me.
You will know the truth,John 8:32
and the truth will set you free.
I’ve unknowingly nurtured the pain: it’s become part of me and it’s difficult to let it go.
It’s the source of deeply ingrained negative habits and coping mechanisms.
It’s become an excuse: for self pity, for destructive behaviours, for negative attitudes.
I’ve been clinging to these things, for they have become part of me.
Am I willing to let go, and to change?
Am I willing to repent?
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;Psalm 51:7-10
wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
Let me hear joy and gladness;
let the bones that you have broken rejoice.
Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right spirit within me.
Lord Jesus, you have paid the price for my freedom.
I repent of nurturing the pain inside me, and of clinging to it.
I repent of allowing it to become an excuse for self pity, for destructive behaviours, for negative attitudes.
I repent of all the deeply ingrained negative habits and coping mechanisms I’ve developed.
I repent of my stubbornness and unwillingness to change.
I ask for your forgiveness.
I ask you to give me the strength I need
to face the torment inside me,
and the ability to let it go.
I surrender to you.
I trust you to set me free!
If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.John 8:36
Now the Lord is the Spirit,2 Corin 3:17
and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.