(Isaiah 43:18-19) “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Last year and yesterday’s troubles and heartaches belong in the past. Leave them there! It is a new day! The troubles you had or may have caused belong in the past. If you have sinned, repent, if you have hurt others ask them for forgiveness. Holding on to bitterness, unforgiveness and the guilt of our own actions will only keep you frozen in time and not getting to the fulfillment of the promise and purpose God has for you. This is exactly what Satan wants; frozen and going nowhere! Don’t fall for it! If you are constantly looking backward, how can you go forward? Let yesterday go and move on! (Deuteronomy 1:6) “The Lord our God said to us at Horeb, "You have stayed long enough at this mountain.” Forgive yourself, forgive others and receive God’s forgiveness. Repent and let it go, God already has! (Hebrews 8:12) “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
Forget the former things and the things that others have done to hurt you just as God has done for you. It is not always easy and those emotions of bitterness and resentment that only weigh your heart down may be hard on your own to let go of but “with God all things are possible.” So go to Him in prayer and ask for His help; “you do not have because you do not ask God.” He will help and He will heal your heart and set you free!
(John 8:36) “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Your heart will feel lighter than air and God will prepare the path before you for your new beginning! Let yesterday go and let God set you free from all heartache and pain. He will help you to show mercy to others as you received from Him, “freely you have received; freely give.”
Today is a new day, this is a new year! Make the most of it, forgive and be forgiven and receive God’s wonderful grace and mercy! Let this year be a do-over! You can begin again. Let the negative of last year and yesterday go and move on, start over in Christ!
(Lamentations 3:22-23)“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.”