What does it mean to 'walk in freedom'? I am sure everyone has their own view on what it means. Many may think, 'well freedom is the ability to do whatever we want'. People see being free as being able to say or do without restraint. To do whatever we may please, and to not be held accountable for everything that is done. While that may be true in some cases, for example, in defining freedom of speech, freedom definitely means saying whatever we please without any censorship. However, I do believe that freedom in Psalm 119:45 goes above and beyond the typical definition.
To be a prisoner of sin, means that we are held captive by sin itself. Trapped behind bars, allowed little to no visitation hours to see our Creator, but mainly because we choose to not see Him. We forget that God has the keys, and neglect the very opportunity He gives us to be set free. So we continue on and await our death sentence, forgetting that we serve a God who can do ANYTHING. Galatians 3:22 states that believing can give us the promise of freedom.
This definition of freedom does not necessarily mean we are free to do as we please, but it is a promise from God. He is saying He will rescue us from this jail we have been held captive in. The sad thing is we have been getting used to being in there. Where we thought it was impossible for us to change. Where we thought we would never break free from the chains of addiction. Where we thought we would never break free from guilt, depression, or even doubt. Where we thought we were a lost case, certain that Christ died for everyone else except for us because we thought it was impossible to be forgiven.
We doubted God's love for us because our actions didn't deserve it. We thought we were never going to break free because we were still feeling those chains around our ankles and wrists. We would hear the clinks of chains each time we took a step. We even felt the restraint when we tried to take a step closer to Him. We couldn't even speak a positive word about anyone much less ourselves. How? We would ask.
If you believe in a powerful God, If Jesus is your Savior, and if you truly have faith in all He is able to do, there will be no "how?". There will only be a faith. A faith that will make it impossible to doubt again.
God can do everything. He can deliver us from our sins. He can break every chain, and free us from doubt, negativity, low self esteem, economic problems, disagreements, broken homes, addictions, even death. God can do it all! All it takes is a willing heart. A faithful heart. King David said that, by devoting himself to God's commandments, he was able to walk in this freedom.
It isn't enough for me to tell you, you have to believe it and do it. Having a heart that is so devoted in Christ, and believing that no matter what situation you find yourself in, God's promise of freedom still stands. Don't be discouraged. Don't let a bad situation take you away from everything God is planning to do in you. Know that God is listening, God see's what you are doing, He see's your heart and your efforts.
As long as you believe and obey, that door will remain opened. "No one can ever close it for you" He states! That is a promise! You will be delivered. You may not see Him or feel Him near, but come before Him with an open heart each time and trust in Him. Remember to always walk forward in the freedom He has obtained just for you.
God bless you.