It is inevitable that events from our past that brought on anger, guilt, confusion and others will continue to resurface. We will naturally go through the thoughts of “Wow! should have, could have, would have.” Or, had to suffer through a tragedy, and, made us question Him, “Why?”.
Let these memories be memories and, instead of getting all worked up about ’em, let them be a thing of the past. And, actually, let’s look at them as opportunities to reflect and grow…it is a ‘minister of God with its rebuke and chastisement and sorrow’ so we CAN move forward and let the thing of the past be a thing of the past. Because this and this happened, I want to be more like, or, I know now NOT to do this, or, oh, I can reach out and forgive. Maybe you’re granted clarity. Clarity is always a blessing because now everything is clear and, can then move ahead with a clear view of the future.
‘The Lords’s forgiveness can transform the memory of our sorrow into confidence in His everlasting love’.
We all have done things in our past that we wish we can have a “do over”, and, we may think, wow, does Papa still love me after I just did that? He does. We have nothing to worry about. But, that doesn’t mean He wasn’t or isn’t disappointed, or, that He’s not joking around and calls us a name. With that said, however, just like with our own parents, let’s do our best not to disappoint.
His love for us ensures us that His plans for us are not to harm us, but, are ‘plans to give us hope for the future’.
Jeremiah 29:4 – 14 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
“Father, thank You for Your plans for us, and for the future that awaits us in Your love.”
You mean the world to me,
P.S. Remember karma.