There are times you feel imprisoned by what happens to you: financial problems, a horrible temper, depression, a dead-end job, chronic physical illness, family struggles, lingering questions about God, guilt about something you’ve done or seeing the world get crazier and crazier. Indeed life is difficult, painful and often tragic. But just because it’s hard doesn’t mean you have to be it’s prisoner, because God is at work freeing you from the bondage you feel. You experience this every time God forgives you, heals you, grows you in compassion, makes you more generous, opens the door to a deeper relationship with God or helps you grow beyond the circumstances you are in. This isn’t just some wishful dream. It is reality. And all you have to do to start experiencing it is be willing to trust God enough to actually start living the freedom God has already given you.