“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history.
Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.
It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” Isaiah 43:18-19 MSG
Friend, constantly looking back in the rear view mirror is exhausting, isn’t it?
But it can be hard to break an old habit or pattern without making a major gear shift in our thinking first.
On the days when my past tries to replay my mistakes and painful moments I would rather forget, I bring those thoughts to the cross, and ask for His perspective, His direction on what to do.
And I can do so each and every time because He is not only faithful to meet me there, but He has something new in store for me. Life where there was stagnancy, joy where there was mourning, love where there was loneliness, forgiveness where sin abounded.
Press into His Presence on those days when you can’t sense which way is up, friend. He is the Light for your path, the Healer for all your wounds, the Faithful One forever!