In the early morning hours, before the sun rose in the sky, I laid in bed thinking about how difficult the last few months had been. Not just difficult, but downright awful. Then, the thought came but what is now?
Thinking about the past wasn’t getting me anywhere. The past is over and can’t be changed. Fortunately, the hard things, the rotten things that happened in my life weren’t things that God sighed and said “well, that’s too bad, those things are impossible to get over.”
The truth is, God is the God of impossible and nothing is too hard for Him. The same God who knit us together in our mother’s wombs can knit us back together. He creates all things and can recreate and restore anyone.
Our broken-hearts and our wounds are fixable, mendable, bind-able by the all-capable, all-powerful God who was, who is, and who is to come. He is in our past, our present, and our future to help heal us through our past, present and future.
So, what is now?
Please don’t make what happened to you, the tragedy in your life, the illness in your life, the loss in your life, become bigger than the Savior in your life.
God is always doing new things. He gently reminds us, “Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, now it will spring forth” (Isaiah 43:18, NASB).
Every day is a new day and God’s new mercies spring forth every morning. Keep following Christ, staying focused, “Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead … press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win!” (Philippians 3:13-14, 1 Corinthians 9:24 NLT).
Now is the day and now is your time to live for Christ, so run to win!