We all have a past. Your past might be 12 hours ago, 6 months ago, or 30 years ago. However long your "past" has been, God wants to break the cords that bind you to it. He never intended us to live in our past or live "out of" our past. He desires us to surrender the past to Him and move forward in His love, grace, and mercy into our future.
Ok sweet girl....I know what you're thinking...IT'S HARD! This is true. But not impossible. It's hard because we have an enemy....yeah...I'm gonna mention him again. He WANTS you to live in the pain and shame of what has happened in the past. He wants you to be miserable. He wants you to feel like you "must pay" for what you've done. He wants you to live in the carnage of what other's have done. But God wants your life to be different.
God can bring peace out of chaos. God can bring restoration out of unfaithfulness. God can bring hope out of unspeakable pain. God can make ALL things new again. He can breathe life into a crushed heart, a broken spirit, and a mixed up mind.
Cutting the cords of our past requires our participation and willingness to pick up the scissors, or chainsaw....depending on how thick they've become in your life. Once we decide we no longer want to live out of our past, God will come in His faithful, awesome power and be our ever present Help.
Today, God's word for you is this...."It's time. Enough. Let go, and let Me be God. Move forward with Me and see the beauty I have planned for you in this life."
We would, as always, love to pray for you as you "let go, and let God". Please share with us what God is doing. If you feel uncomfortable leaving a comment, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us through facebook.
It's in Him that we live, move and have our being. Tracie and I love you today!