The Chain Breaker Devotional By Zach Williams

Day 1 of 7 • This day’s reading



If you’ve been walking the same old road for miles and miles

If you’ve been hearing the same old voice tell the same old lies

If you’re trying to fill the same old holes inside

There’s a better life

There’s a better life

If you’ve got pain, He’s a pain taker

If you feel lost, He’s a way maker

If you need freedom or saving, He’s a prison-shaking savior

If you got chains, He’s a chain breaker


The message of the song “Chain Breaker” came out of an experience of feeling hopeless in the midst of being down a really dark life path. The lies of hopelessness were saying that I was too far gone for even God to find me, and it felt like an impossible feat to believe there could be a better life. Have you ever felt this way? 

In Daniel 6, things were stacked against Daniel. He went against the king’s decree and was punished by being thrown into a den with lions. Do you think that Daniel felt scared? He wouldn’t be human if he weren’t! Do you think that Daniel felt hopeless? He was in a sealed den with lions! This story parallels what so many of us experience. Life can throw us into situations that feel insurmountable, that there is no way out, and that we’re so far gone it will be impossible to believe in a better life. 

God sent an angel to protect Daniel from the lions and when he was released, there was rejoicing. In Luke 15, Jesus tells a parable about a shepherd finding one lost sheep from his flock and when he does, there is rejoicing.  There is a better life, one where God’s power saves us from our hopelessness. As believers, we need to hold these truths about God firm. God has the power to pull us out of the lions’ den and we can rejoice, along with Him, that we are found again. 



Lord, if I’m being honest, sometimes life is hard. Sometimes it’s hard to believe there is a better life, but when I read about Your miracles, I can stand firm in Your power. Please continue to remind me of the truths about You when I feel lost and thank You for rejoicing with me when I’m found again. Amen.