Freedom From Darkness


If you have ever suffered under the darkness of depression you know full well it’s power to crush and destroy. King David’s many psalms reflect a man who himself struggled with depression (and found hope in God). Greater and more powerful than any depression is demonic oppression (demonization). Recalling the story of the Gadarene Demoniac the song “Set Me Free” from Casting Crowns does an admirable job of portraying the hoplessness of spiritual captivity and the glorious power of Christ to set the captives free.

“Set Me Free”

It hasn’t always been this way
I remember brighter days
Before the dark ones came
Stole my mind
Wrapped my soul in chains

Now I live among the dead
Fighting voices in my head
Hoping someone hears me crying in the night
And carries me away

Set me free of the chains holding me
Is anybody out there hearing me?
Set me free

Morning breaks another day
Finds me crying in the rain
All alone with my demons I am
Who is this man that comes my way?
The dark ones shriek
They scream His name
Is this the One they say will set the captives free?
Jesus, rescue me

As the God man passes by
He looks straight through my eyes
And darkness cannot hide

Do you want to be free?
Lift your chains
I hold the key
All power on Heav’n and Earth belong to me

You are free
You are free
You are free