I appreciate my fellow blogger’s words in the post link below (please click on it). I will add some of my own thoughts as well.
Yes, much has happened and left pain and scars in our life up to this point. These things make us what we are today – But Christ!
Christ Jesus came to live, suffer, die and rise again to the right hand of the Father, ever interceding for us. Jesus did not come to condemn us and leave us in our sins, He came to save us from all of that, to give us not just life, but Zoe life, abundance! If we’re living in our past and nursing our wounds, we have no room for this Zoe life. It also means we’re holding a weapon against the one who hurt us – which many times is our self! Lindsay Roberts says unforgiveness is like drinking poison and sitting back to wait for the other person to die!
Stand firm in the truth of God’s Word:
John 3: 14- 17 As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.
God does not condemn, but He DOES convict! The world condemns us, but conviction brings us to see our wrongs so we can see the light of God through Jesus Christ that removes them. Jesus paid the ultimate price we could not; taking our condemnation on that cross, never more to be held against those who accept His sacrifice. So, when the devil tries to remind you of your past, remind him of his future!
Don’t let the enemy of your soul have any more ground that belongs to you; stop cuddling the pain of your past, in Jesus’ mighty, powerful name!
Philippians 3:12-14 …I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Chris Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.