What Is Breaking The Chains?
Breaking The Chains Biblical Recovery Ministry is a ministry helping those who are bound to problems and struggles and wish to break free from the chains of bondage through the freedom of Jesus Christ. These problems and struggles keep us chained like slaves, hindering us from moving forward and enjoying the life God has given to us. Although we are not professional counselors, our program shows you where to find answers to many of life’s problems through God’s word…the Bible.
Many times when we think of recovery programs, we think of drugs and alcohol, but recovery covers so much more! Many people suffer from many different things due to many different reasons. Some issues covered in this ministry are the following:
Addictions Fear Pornography
Abuse Gambling Procrastination
Anger Grief PTSD
Anxiety Insecurities Unforgiveness
Compulsive Lust Shopping
Unworthiness (feelings of not being good enough)
Depression Lying Eating
Disorders Perfectionism and more…
HOW CAN ONE PROGRAM COVER SO MANY PROBLEMS?
First, we must say that Breaking The Chains does not claim to fix anyone. Only Christ can set people free:
“It is for the freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (Galatians 5:1)
And only Christ can heal through faith:
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see. (Acts 3:16)
As servants of God, we give you the information needed to set you on the path to freedom. That path begins with a solid foundation…Jesus Christ:
“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” (1 Corinthians 3:11)
The information we give comes from God’s word…the Bible. There isn’t any problem that the Bible doesn’t cover and when you apply what the Lord says to your life, healing will come. Throughout the Bible the promises of the Lord are evident when we follow His commands. Leviticus 26:1-13 and Deuteronomy 28:1-14 are just two chapters that speak about the reward for obedience. Our God is a God who keeps His promises, and when we follow His ways and do what is right, He protects us, heals us and blesses us. However, this does not mean that we will not encounter problems during our life, for Psalm 34:17-20 states the following:
The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.
So even the “righteous” have problems. No one is exempt and that includes Christians. Recovery requires patience because as we all know, God works in His own time and for His own reasons. What we have to realize is that recovery is a day to day process and we must apply God’s word in our lives every single day and trust in Him to receive that spiritual healing. Many times we want a quick healing or resolution to our problems but it’s during our recovery that God teaches us many things. If God were to answer all our problems quickly, what would we learn? So patience is always required when seeking answers and help from God. We must have patient endurance during our struggles and remember the promises our Lord and Savior has for us:
So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. (Hebrews 10:35-36 NLT)
Allow Christ to break you free from your chains of bondage and set you on the path to freedom!