She is single, divorced or perhaps widowed. Her smile hides her anxiety, overwhelm and fear. Her heartache is tucked away behind busyness so few if any know her truth.
Tears shed for a past cloaked in shame, guilt worn like a scarlet letter forced upon her by a hypocritical society, rejection upon rejection reducing her self-worth to crumbles and yesterday’s mistakes that silently taunt her, she lives in the shadows of her past.
She is often accosted by reminders of every failure, childhood cruelties, unmerciful criticisms by those claiming to love her, loneliness, fear of repeating yesterday’s sins or the dread of uncertain tomorrows, she bears the scars of life’s punches.
Suffering from the regrets of yesterday she struggles to maintain hope for today.
But oh how wonderful our God doesn’t reside in yesterday!
Isaiah 43:18 – 19 reminds us to “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not see it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”
By releasing our past we can now experience this “new thing” God longs to do in our lives. We can focus on the new path He is forging through our wilderness and replenish our thirsty souls with streams of living water He is producing in our wasteland of regrets.
The enemy will attempt to remind us of our past missteps to keep us from accomplishing God’s plans and experiencing His peace, joy, forgiveness and fulfillment.
You are not your yesterday and your past doesn’t define you. It simply showcases God’s amazing grace, love, compassion and mercy.
Your story doesn’t end in yesterday and you don’t have to die in your desert.
God is doing a new thing! Do you see it?
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