“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” – John 8:32
GOD’s truth never restricts you; it always sets you free! Are you discouraged? Is there a sense of bondage in a particular area of your life? A lack of victory over a certain sin? A harmful addiction? It is possible that you do not yet understand a truth about GOD that can release you.
If you feel powerless to meet the challenges before you, take encouragement from the promise of Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” If you are defeated by circumstance, hold on to the truth of Romans 8:28 that GOD can work your most difficult situation into His good. If you are enslaved to a particular sin, work the truth of 1John 1:9 into your life, which promises that if you confess your sin, GOD is faithful to cleanse you from all unrighteousness. All of these truths await the Holy Spirit’s implementation into your life.
It is one thing to know about the truth. It is yet another thing to experience the truth of GOD being worked out in your life. GOD’s truth will have no effect upon you unless you accept it and believe it. Perhaps you have already read and heard accounts of GOD working mightily in the lives of others, but have you allowed GOD to implement those truths into your life? What truth about GOD would you like to be experiencing in your life? Ask Him to implement that truth into your life today.
(from Experiencing GOD Day-by-Day Devotional, p. 23)