Isaiah 43:18-20 calls us to forget the former things and focus on the new things. Said in modern language, this text demonstrates that God acknowledges our past, yet He is letting us know that it is time to forget the past so that we might place our full, undivided attention on the present and be hopeful towards the future.
I was speaking with one of my best Girlfriends yesterday and she and I collectively concluded that so many of us (humans) are seemingly down and out, even dismayed due to a continual resting in events that occurred during our pasts.
Specifically our hearts were grieving and praying for individuals who are suffering in adulthood due to incidents that occurred during their childhood. As we prayed for these individuals, it reminded me that life is too short for us to even allow yesterday’s obstacle to keep us bogged down today.
Can’t you imagine God shaking His head as He is working in the fullness of love to present us with gifts today? Yet we don’t receive them, simply because we can’t see them for staring into photos of the tragedies of yesterday.
Understand me and understand me well as I say, this post in no way shape or form is written to discount anyone’s hurt or pain as it is an ever-pressing part of life. I am, however, suggesting that is important for you to grab hold of, call by name, and pull out by the root that which still binds you today, though it occurred yesterday.
Today is when the misappropriation of your anger, hurt, and confusion redirects to the spiritual war where it all originated. Remember the Bible cautions us that we do not fight against flesh & blood, but instead against many evil forces which reside in dark places.
I am praying for you and I am pushing you to walk into your freedom today!
Be blessed my Friends!