Chains that bind us… Breaking those chains….

1 year, 10 months ago 6



What are the chains that bind us?  How can we break them?  For some time I’ve been giving too much thought to the state of our economy, our nation, and our world.  No doubt we are in a sorry state.  The possible outcomes can be anywhere from troubling to disastrous.  So what can we do?  Let’s see, if I had a few hundred trillion dollars I could fix it all, or most of it,  but sorry, there’s not that much in the tank!  So if we can’t change it, what to do????!!!


Take a deep breath.  The worst that can happen is the worst that can happen.  Sorry, I’m not sure I got that?  Yep, life can serve up some tough times.  Facing them can be hard indeed, but we can prepare, prepare by having faith God, faith in our families, and pray for our fellow men.  Use every downturn to reach others that are lost and even more frightened than we are.


Are difficult times coming?  I have no better idea than you do, but I know God will be with us, He promised He would!  I know He doesn’t break His promises, and that brings me comfort!  That is how you break the chains of fear.




the pilgrim

6 Responses

  1. Jim in Bloomington says:

    Faith in the things not seen …. and love for those around us. All our love from Bloomington to you.

  2. Joshua Boldt says:

    preach it brother 🙂

  3. Carl says:

    Jesus did not come to fix the economy, the government, the persecution, the killings, the leadership, etc – He came to fix our hearts – turn them toward God – to those that persevere in Him ever lasting life. Jesus is the fixer of the internal – not the external!

    We should never confuse American-ism with Christian-ism! While we were founded upon Christianity – people may move our nation from that foundation – but unlike those that move our country, people can never move Jesus! Jesus is our Rock and our Shield – not our country!

  4. Rodney McKnight says:

    Well said Bill!

  5. Myles says:

    Mr. Fortney, as usual, Yoh are right on the money. Funny thing is I’ve been thinking about the same thing this week. When I was on the road Monday I heard a wonderful song be Zach Williams. It’s called Chain Breaker. It fits perfectly with today’s post. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the ONLY true Chain Breaker. Here’s the link…

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