Last year, we removed many trees and underbrush near the house. One of the plants we removed grows from roots that spread, and it’s nearly impossible to eliminate them. As I was walking around the house, I tripped over one of those roots; thankfully, I didn’t fall, but it caused me to stumble. What we should have done to get rid of them would have been to pull them up root and all, which I expect will have to happen if we want to remove them entirely and become free of their existence.
Sometimes issues in our lives cause us to stumble. There are forms of bondage from our past experiences that, no matter what we do, and because we didn’t deal with the issue and remove it altogether, keep rearing their ugly head, much like the root I tripped over. Unless we take action to eliminate the cause of the problem, it will continue to make trouble for us. You must first figure out where the problem began; many times, it started in childhood; possible trauma, some fear, and even rejection can block us from healing completely. You may not be able to deal with these issues on your own; it will take the Holy Spirit to bring to mind where the problem began. Ask Him for help, and he will guide you through healing. Jesus took on all of our trouble, past, present, and future, and He wants you to heal from it and set you free. Let him do that for you today.
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1