I missed breakfast yesterday … and a shower … and waking my kids up on time … you get the picture – it was kind of rough. I spent the rest of the day trying (in vain mostly) to get my bodily rhythm on track. I just felt slow and disconnected most of the day.
How easy is it in the rhythms of life to feel like a prisoner of negative thinking? Sometimes it’s just the simplicity of one daily habit factor that we don’t account for, and we will almost unconsciously be wandering into scary thoughts. Here’s the truth – Believers, we are never prisoners of negative thinking – Look at what God calls us . . .
Return to your fortress, you prisoners of hope; even now I announce that I will restore twice as much to you. (Zech. 9:12 NIV)
Our fortress is doing life with God! You know that all throughout the day yesterday, even through feeling slow and disconnected from my world I never once felt disconnected from God! God was always there providing me with HOPE. He is always one thought, one prayer, one belief away. Why? Because as believers, we believe, it’s what we do. We’re prisoners of hope.
Confess that about yourself today “I’m a prisoner of hope, I couldn’t get away from trust and belief if I wanted to. My God, has a fortress for me to run to and twice as much to restore to me.” If hope is a prison, I don’t ever want to be released during this life!