Monday, July 30, 2012

Let Go of the Past

It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. —Lamentations 3:22–23

We can find peace in the knowledge that God’s compassion and kindness is new every morning and that His faithfulness is abundant. God has provided a way for your past to have zero power over you, but it is up to you to receive His gracious gift of forgiveness, mercy, and a new beginning. Also, we must never forget that He is able to overcome and do far more than we could ever imagine that He could do for us (Ephesians 3:20). Don’t allow mistakes in your past to fester and threaten your future.

When you ask God to forgive you for something that you have done wrong, He is faithful and just to do it. He continuously cleanses us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9). We are said to be new creatures when we enter into a relationship with Christ. Old things pass away. We have an opportunity for a new beginning. We become new spiritual clay for the Holy Spirit to work with. God makes arrangements for each of us to have a fresh start, but we must be willing to let go of the past and go on.

Lord, I want to be a new creature in Your Spirit today. Thank You for Your abundant mercy and faithfulness to me. I want to be faithful to You as well. Amen.

From the book The Confident Woman Devotional: 365 Daily Devotions by Joyce Meyer. Copyright © 2011 by Joyce Meyer. Published by FaithWords. All rights reserved.

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