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Breaking Our Chains Through Faith

Psalm 107:14 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and brake their bands in sunder.

The concept of breaking chains is a powerful metaphor in the Bible, often symbolizing liberation from spiritual bondage and the triumph of faith. One verse that encapsulates this idea is found in Psalm 107:14– He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death and burst their bonds apart.

This verse speaks to the awesome power of God and His ability to deliver us from our darkest circumstances and to break the chains that bind us, whether they be of sin, despair, or any form of oppression. He breaks them all!

In the depths of human struggle, amidst our everyday activities and tasks- our soul yearns for a Tower of hope. We desire a force mighty enough to shatter the shackles of despair. And we have that Tower in Christ! He is our hope and the answer to all of our issues, problems, and life and all it entails!

Psalm 107:14 is our spirits conviction, and a promise, a testament to the liberating power of faith through the LORD Jesus Christ. It is a reminder that no night is too dark, no chain too heavy, for the Almighty to break asunder.

Prayer is the voice of faith, a call to the highest and holy heavens for intervention in our mortal realm. When we pray to Jesus for the power to break all chains, we acknowledge our limitations and surrender to a higher power. It is an act of humility, but also one of Herculean force- or that is to say- immense strength. For in this prayer, we tap into the infinite reservoir of His love and unwavering grace that flows from the heart of our beautiful LORD and Savior.

The chains we seek to break are manifold. They are the chains of addiction that bind our body, the chains of guilt that imprison our mind, and the chains of fear that paralyze our very spirit. Yet, the power invoked through prayer is not a mere wishful thought; it is the very essence of God’s promise to set us free! It is a pass to re-emerge when we are submerged in the miry depths of life overall.

As we utter and offer prayers, we stand in solidarity with countless souls who have cried out before us. We join a chorus that echoes throughout time, a chorus that sings of deliverance and redemption. And in this sacred act of communion, we find the strength to believe that our chains, too, shall be broken.

For the power to break all chains does not come from within us, but from the One who “burst their bonds apart.” It is a power that transcends human understanding, a power that flows from the crucified hands that once bore the nails of our transgressions.

1 John 4:4-5 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.

1 John 4:5 reminds us, we are called to rise above worldly chatter, to listen for the harmony of Your infinite and boundless wisdom.

We need to hear and be heard, In the language of His love and righteousness. The LORD Jesus Christ set us free. He alone is worthy, and He alone defeated death, and He alone Reigns Victorious!  And ostensibly, so do we- in and by His name, we are great and victorious.

1 John 4:4 -Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

In praying to Jesus, we are not merely asking for relief; we are seeking transformation. We are asking for the courage to step out of the shadow of death and into the light of life. We are asking for the faith to see beyond our present struggles and into the promise of eternal freedom.  And eventually into an eternal dimension which exists life, love and Your Presence, forever more as You’ve promised.

We go forward as Your children with conviction, with the assurance that our chains are not eternal, that our bondage is not our destiny. For in the words of Psalm 107:14, we find the hope that sustains us, the power that liberates us, and the love that sets us free.

“Lord, I thank You for Your promises and Your protection over my life, Your Presence is my comfort, Your pleasure is my will, may I serve You with the love Your are worthy of, may I obey Your commandments in which You instruct, may I observe and honor You all the days of my life here, and to come, in Jesus name, Amen.”


C D SWANSON is an Author of 22 plus books, freelance writer, contributor to various websites, including The Bottom Line Ministries/Faith News. She's an active member of Faithwriters- and has her online website/ministry for over 15 years. It is her greatest joy to write what’s in her heart, and thus her favorite form of expression is in her devotionals. She and her husband share a deep love of God and dote on their fur baby Mickey. Retired Director from Long Term Healthcare Industry, she continues to be an advocate for many. To check out other writings of this author you can go here:

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  1. C.D., this was so beautifully written, as always! Each scripture in God’s Word contains a deeper message that we sometimes don’t see, doesn’t it? Oftentimes, we only see the superficial part of the scriptures, but our Heavenly Father goes much deeper than that! I love the message you weaved into this piece. God doesn’t just break the chains that we know are currently there, but His Holy Spirit shows us areas in our lives that we’ve forgotten all about. God bless you and pray that you’ll have a great rest of your weekend!

  2. Hello Linda,
    Thank you so much for your kind words and affirmation. Linda your point has infused the message even further, I appreciate your taking the time to comment.
    I look forward to your next loving heartfelt poem to the LORD!
    Enjoy the weekend.
    God Bless you abundantly~

  3. The Spirit of God empowers you to write so well and truthfully Camille. Truly you have shown through this article that there is nothing too hard for our God. Blessings, Jennifer

  4. excellent.. will have this translated into chinese

  5. Luke 8: 26And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.27And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs.28When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.29(For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)30And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.31And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.32And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.33Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.34When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.35Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.36They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.37Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.38Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,39Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.

    This message reminded me of the event that took place when Jesus came upon the scene in this man’s life. Though he had some strength to break the bands placed upon him, the worst bands were the works of the devils that enslaved him and tormented him. Only our Lord can and will destroy the works of the demonic forces and set the prisoner free who is willing to humble themself and recognize who He is and turn from their wicked ways in order to receive Him and gain everlasting life because He paid the price to random them from the chains of darkness and death.
    That is what we are before Christ comes into our lives; a slave to sin that leads to death, our last enemy.

    • Wow! Cora – thank you for that scripture! Wonderful illustration and endorsement of the LORD and His power and grace! Amen! Appreciate your input so much!
      God Bless~

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