Friday, August 23, 2013

Silencing Your Past

'stones_2' photo (c) 2005, Katherine - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
This week has weighed heavy on my emotions. It’s dredged up painful memories and feelings better left sunk deep in the mud of the past.
I suppose God allows those memories to resurface for a reason. Perhaps to dissect them, one by toxic one, before casting them away once and for all…like a pebble tossed in the deepest ocean. The current swells and shifts above while the stone rests forever at the deep, dark, lonely bottom of the sea.
'on the rocks' photo (c) 2009, Martina Rathgens - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
But this week has also reminded me that God has the power to turn
the weight of hurt and pain completely upside down.
Only God can break through the control and the power of a painful past and transform it into strength - strength to propel me forward, to breathe life into the future and silence the voice of that which threatens to pull be down to the bottom of that sea.
Our memories and the experiences we gain from them are valuable, yes.
But that’s why our rear-view mirror is so small
and our windshield is so large!
We’re to keep moving forward toward all He calls us to.
To pray.
To believe.
To serve.
To live.
To love.
 To embrace each new journey
….to forgive.
There’s power in the blood!
There’s peace in His presence.
And there’s joy in every single day He freely gives.
I pray you live your life fully, friends. To embrace others and love with your whole heart.
and to let God break the bonds of pain and anger in your life. Cast your stone to the bottom of the sea and live a life of freedom in Christ.
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom
as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. (1 Peter 2:16)

Many Blessings,

Debbie

3 comments:

  1. So very true! The past is behind us and the future in front, the present should be using what we learned from the past to guide us to our future not keep us from it. Great words my friend! Love ya, Bettina

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  2. "He is the one who loves, He is the one who saves, He is the one who lifts us from the grave" and He washes all our sins away. How wonderful.

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  3. Praying for you today as you seek God's comfort and direction. Our closest ties always bring the deepest pain. God is faithful and will bring you through. (Your post could have my signature, btw :) Love in the Lord.

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