It’s so easy to get rutted and trapped in the past, clinging to the thing that destroyed the life we wanted or imagined. There is a time to mourn and weep, but boy is it easy to turn the mourning into a lifestyle.
I‘ve been there, done that — sat and stewed and mourned. And the longer I stewed in my stew, the stinkier my stew (and me) became. Ugh.
Christ took our sins on Himself, rose from the grave and conquered death to set us free to live free. His mercies are new every morning — God’s amazing love wrapped in forgiveness, mercy, grace, hope, and new life. God heals the brokenhearted, binds their wounds, and sets captives free.
When past issues comes up, when a memory returns, when we are sitting in our own stew, let’s immediately wrap the lies of the enemy in God’s truth. Allow God to get to the root and pull it out, and allow His light to shine on the darkness. God’s power isn’t limited to partial, maybe, or sometimes, because nothing is impossible with God.
Hop out of the pot and walk free in the newness of life!
Heavenly Father, help me to get out of the ruts where I’m stewing in self. Help me to focus on You and the new life You so freely grant. I choose and embrace Your healing. I don’t want to limp along in life, but comprehend fully the breadth, length, height and depth of Your love, running free in the fullness of Your abundant power. Thank You, Father for your freedom, never-ending hope, and new life!“
…As Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith… so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. ~ Romans 6:4, Philippians 3:13, Hebrews 12:2, Ephesians 3:18-21