Prison is not a place that people love to find themselves in, I mean we do not wake up conveying that today would be a good day to go to prison. Being locked up like a caged animal is not something that people pursue in life but sometimes we make bad decisions that ends up costing us tremendously. We enslave ourselves and walk further in the way of darkness, which can cost us our lives if we do not cry out to God and repent of our transgressions. When we cry it is often associated with sadness than it is of joy, to shed a tear can indicate deep sorrow for something we are remorseful of. Turning to God for help most certainly brings tears in hopes that God will free us from the imprisonment of sin. If we are honest with ourselves a lot of us have experienced being in prison, without ever being thrown in an actual jail. We can be in prison within our mind when we do not submit ourselves totally to Christ. When we repent and ask God to come into our hearts that we might be saved it is a cry for him to break us free from the prison known as sin in this perspective.
Jesus paid the price for us to be free by shedding his blood on the cross, this atonement allows us to not only be reconnected with God the Father but to no longer be slaves to sin. Galatians 5:1 says, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Moreover, we must cry out to God whenever the enemy tries to imprison us in our minds and he will give us the authority to fight against the enemy’s trickery. For instance, I was imprisoned in my mind before Christ saved me and while it may have seemed from the outside looking in that I was doing well in reality I was like a lost sheep wandering away from the Lord. I felt as if I was stuck unable to move almost as if I were sinking in quick sand slowly approaching the point beyond rescue. I was incarcerated in my mind and the only thing that could free me was admitting my sins to God and allowing him to change me. I thank God that he came into my heart and gave me a new life. I am no longer bound and consider myself a slave to Christ, it is my hope that I am able to change someone’s outlook on the psychology of their thought process in their assessment of themselves and where they stand in terms of their views concerning Christ and the freedom that he wants to give each and every person who will believe in him.