And when you release them, do not send them away empty-handed. (Deuteronomy 15:13 NIV)
In the Old Testament when God laid out to the Israelites how their community would work, He put in a clause to assure that those who found themselves in desperate financial situations would have a way out. They would not have to stay slaves forever. If they had sold themselves into slavery it could only last 7 years. Then the owner must release the slave and send them away with the means to begin a new life.
It is called The Lord’s Release and he instructs them to not send out their former servants empty handed.
Jesus is the fulfillment of The Lord’s Release. We are not doomed to be slaves to sin forever but have a way out in Christ.
My friend, when you are released to begin to live a free life in Christ, you do not begin your new life with empty hands.
God will use what the enemy meant for harm to bring you good and fill your hands with blessings.
God will give you what you need, when you need it.
He may not show you the end of the new road you are on but he will give you the strength to take the first step on it.
You are not empty handed as a child of God. You are provided for, equipped and empowered to walk in freedom.