To be incarcerated physically I’m told is difficult to deal with. Locked up for hours per , cut off from loved ones and surround by 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 that way, but if you are holding unforgiveness or bitterness toward someone who has wronged you – whether it was five, ten or thirty years ago – that is an emotional prison.  

God’s promises that if you’ll step out of that prison and become a prisoner of hope, He restore back to you double for your trouble! That means if someone wrongs you, instead of getting negative and bitter, your should be, “they just did me a favour. They just qualified me for double!” That’s the attitude of a prisoner of hope.  

Today, lock into an attitude of victory that says, “I won’t be defeated! Things may look impossible, but I know God can do the impossible. I may have been treated wrongly, but I’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 don’t give up.” Stay strong and in the place of hope today, knowing that you will come out with double! Hallelujah! 

“Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.”(Zechariah 9:12, NKJV) 

Let’s Pray 

, today I choose to release those who have wronged me. , I refuse to in an emotional prison, please change my mental location. God, I know You are my vindicator and redeemer. me a prisoner of hope and I receive Your promise today that You will give me back double for all my trouble, in Christ’s Name! Amen. 

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  1. Anonymous

    I had just finished praying for God to speak to me. I open my email and this was the first one at the top of my inbox. Admittedly, I have not read one of these posts in awhile, but this morning I decided to, and here is God, speaking directly to me. Absolutely amazing. Thank you for writing this. I know it came right from Him.