My past included abuse, bulimia, cancer, nervous breakdowns, and depression; lots of old stuff that I didn’t want to remember. I used to see my life as junk, something to forget. I saw no sign of goodness in me. I thought I was a lost cause, but I was wrong.
The Bible says that when we try to live a life without Jesus Christ we are people with no help or strength, we are a mere shadow of what we can be. (Psalm 88:4)
When someone finally explained Jesus to me, I learned that all I had to do was turn from my old life, ask Him to forgive me and come into my life.
And I learned by experience that the very same God–who cared enough to die on the cross for my sin, cared enough to take care of both my past and my future.
The Lord God is my strength, my personal bravery and my invincible army. He makes my feet like the feet of the deer. He enables me to walk, not to stand still in terror—but to walk and make spiritual progress upon my high places of trouble and suffering and responsibility. (Habakkuk 3:19, AMP)
I don’t know what is happening in your life—but I know this. Jesus is enough for what ever it is.
As this past year draws to a close, and a new one begins, let’s look forward with all we have in us. After all, history is written by the survivors…what will your story about your future Good Old Days sound like?
Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14, AMP)
Prayer – God, draw our hearts, minds and lives forward to Jesus. Amen