Satan likes to utilize our shame from past mistakes to fill us with a sense of indictment. The enemy gains a stronghold through our unhealed hearts; thus, intensifying and festering our anger, guilt, and regret. He uses our lingering, painful emotions to rob us of our joy and peace in the present.
Even more dangerous, the enemy can glamorize the past in a way that makes
us long for pieces of our old self. This is a dangerous, slippery
slope. Remember Lot's wife! Our past is the biggest indicator of how
desperately we need our precious Savior!
In contrast, God says
we are a new creation and justified by the Blood of Christ. God says
there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. God is able to
restore the years the locusts have taken away. He promises an abundant
life full of hope. Through His grace, every mistake can be miraculously
transformed into a beautiful testimony of His love, mercy, forgiveness,
The past, along with the present and future,
belongs to Abba God. Therefore, let us trust and honor God by
surrendering it to Him, all for His ordained and anointed purpose. Let
us partner with The Balm of Gilead in a heart healing; obey and trust
Him to make all things new; praise Him for all He has done and will
continue to do.
Let us give God all the glory for how He made a
way for us through Jesus; believe and fully receive His Grace. Let us
rejoice that we are reconciled by The Blood of The Lamb; sanctified,
transformed and regenerated by The Holy Spirit.
Take heart, for
there is no place in the present or our future for anything old. We are
a new creation...kin with Christ...citizens of Heaven. If there is
anything useful from our brokenness, God can certainly transform it into
something beautiful, according to His Will and all for His Marvelous
Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall
spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the
wilderness, and rivers in the desert.