If we could only see what God has done in our lives already. The Bible clearly says to forget the former things.....God is doing a new thing! It is not always easy to let go of things in life. Yesterdays can haunt us if we allow it. Remember your thoughts are powerful and your actions are important.
John 13:34-36 New International Version (NIV)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
2 Corinthians 5:17 New International Version (NIV)Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
I like that God gives us new beginnings in life. Yesterday you might not have counted blessings, but you saw all the trouble of the day. Within one day is blessings and hard things at times. I have learned to count blessings everyday of life and see how far God has brought me. I am not the same person as I was years ago. I can recall some hurts that almost stopped me from allowing God to use my life. Had I stopped, I wouldn't know some of the people I do now or live my purpose.
Sometimes in hurt, we can become bitter against life and people. Those who hurt us and letting it go can be hard. It's not worth wasting another day on things you can not change in life. Looking out of my window today and I see the blue sky. I can hear some birds sining and realize each day is different. What I think upon and do makes such a big difference.
REAL LIFE ~
We do need money in life to live. As housing gets higher and people are loosing their houses, let us not forget to pray for others. As jobs are secure and you walk in to find your job position over, it's sudden tears to a heart. As you hear that doctor's report that is not so good, remind yourself who God is. Let us not allow doubt, fear or wonder to consume us. It's real and we need someone just to say, "It's going to be okay". There is something about hard stuff that our brain tries to figure out.
I know the feeling of loosing a house, a car, a family member, a family pet and hurts from people. Wow, it's been a journey of tears, but a journey of blessings. Through it all, I've learned to breath and trust God with all my heart. I had moment of doubt, fear and wonder. I had moments of victory and knowing that only God can bring me through this. Yet, he was so good to send people into my life. People who cared and loved me through some hard stuff. Now, I write you and I want you to know that I know hard days. I understand the pain of loosing and the joy of gaining.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Purpose this the best day you can. Through it all, learn to trust in God and lean not to your own understanding on somethings of life.