To be incarcerated physically Iâ€™m told is difficult to deal with. Locked up for hours per day, cut off from loved ones and surround by darkness and evil. Do you know that many of us are in prison in our minds. What about you? Are you in an emotional prison right now? You may not have thought about it that way, but if you are holding unforgiveness or bitterness toward someone who has wronged you â€” whether it was five, ten or thirty years ago â€” that is an emotional prison.
Godâ€™s Word promises that if youâ€™ll step out of that prison and become a prisoner of hope, He will restore back to you double for your trouble! That means if someone wrongs you, instead of getting negative and bitter, your attitude should be, â€œthey just did me a favour. They just qualified me for double!â€ Thatâ€™s the attitude of a prisoner of hope.
Today, lock into an attitude of victory that says, â€œI wonâ€™t be defeated! Things may look impossible, but I know God can do the impossible. I may have been treated wrongly, but Iâ€™m not worried. I know God is my vindicator. It may be taking a long time, but in due season, I know I will reap if I just donâ€™t give up.â€ Stay strong and in the place of hope today, knowing that you will come out with double! Hallelujah!
â€œReturn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.â€(Zechariah 9:12, NKJV)Â
Yahweh, today I choose to release those who have wronged me. Father, I refuse to live in an emotional prison, please change my mental location. God, I know You are my vindicator and redeemer. Make me a prisoner of hope and I receive Your promise today that You will give me back double for all my trouble, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.