They say when old people get together they talk a lot about the past. I don’t know if I’m old people yet but there are great memories of youth that bring wonderful thoughts to mind and lighten my heart. Old war wounds, old sicknesses and old surgeries can be the topic.
While I don’t like to think about past illnesses and dwell on them, old troubles and hurts sometimes do come to mind out of the blue and I feel the fresh pain of things that are long gone. Can you relate?
Oh beloved, God wants you to know that He knows everything you’ve ever been through. He’s fully aware of the pain others may have caused. He was with you when that important someone walked away, when you felt cut to the core by barbed rejection, and when you didn’t know what you were going to do because the wounds of past regret jumped on you like fresh surgery. He knows. And because He knows He has made a way to heal your heart of anything and everything. You’re not destined to live in the past, replaying old hurts. You’re not destined to cringe when you cross paths with someone you’d rather not remember. You’re not destined to bear open wounds that will not heal about anything, even your own mistakes. God is calling you out of the past! He’s taking you beyond the pains of the former things and into the healing of the new things. Fresh fire is coming to cauterize the injuries! Fresh water is flowing to wash away the scars! Fresh winds are blowing to heal completely and blow all remembrances of pain!
What God is doing in your heart right now will manifest in love, peace and joy no matter where you go. Even if the enemy tries to bring it up and orchestrate painful encounters you will not be touched! He’s giving you new life in your innermost being so that rivers of living water will flow from your belly and out for all to receive! No more pain, no more regret, no more shame, no more penalty, no more hurts! Rejoice in the Lord Who heals all your diseases and removes all your sicknesses!
God loves you and He’s for you! Remember the former things no more! This is a new day for you and it’s going to be wonderful as you live in the Light of God’s Present Day Glory & Everlasting Grace!
Isaiah 43:18-19 Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
Psalm 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Isaiah 61:7 Instead of your shame you will receive a double portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours.
Malachi 4:2 But for you who fear My name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings; and you will go forth and skip about like calves from the stall.