Are You in Prison?
Psalm 142:7says “Free me from prison so that I can praise Your name.” David wasn’t actually in prison when he prayed that. It just felt like it because he was hiding in fear for his life.
The worries and cares of our world can put us in a prison of sorts, making it difficult to praise God. Freedom from that prison doesn’t necessarily mean those worries and troubles go away. Most often it simply means we’ve pushed past them enough to “praise his name.”
It’s a mental (or spiritual) prison we put ourselves in when we lose sight of, as verse 5 states, “You [God] are my shelter, my portion in the land of the living.” That is your Get Out of Jail Free card. Are you in prison?