Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Forgetting the Former Things

This year, 2015, is a year to forget the former things. Forget what has happened in the past. Forget who did it. Forget how angry you were. Forget every heartbreak you experienced. Leave it all behind. I urge you once more, to leave it all behind. Your faith is counting on your ability to forget the former things. Your future is waiting for you to press forward. Don't be like Lot's wife and turn back. Remember the words spoken by God in the book of Isaiah:

"But forget all that - it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland."
(Isaiah 43:18-19)
This is the Lord's promise to us of victory. God made a covenant with Israel and He has made a covenant with you, as heirs to Abraham. And just as he told Israel, He is also telling us this exact same message. The Lord, the Holy One, the Creator, the Sustainer, the King of Kings, will make a dry path for your through the sea; He will create a path through the wilderness.
Whatever you are going through, whatever has happened, is nothing compared to what God is going to do in your life. Even if you are in the midst of a dry place, even if you feel like you're in the wilderness, God said He will make a pathway for you and create rivers in your dry wasteland. Remember that nothing is impossible with God (Matthew 19:26, Luke 1:37).

With God, failure is never an option. Believe God, take Him at His word, and expect that rivers will be created for you to refresh, renew and replenish you.
Allow the rivers to wash over the former things.
Allow the rivers to renew your mind.
Allow the rivers to heal your heart.
Allow the rivers to restore your soul.
Allow the rivers to equip you with strength.
Allow the rivers to put a new song in your spirit.
Allow the rivers to return what is missing.
God is a God of divine restoration and He specializes in mending broken pieces. He loves to heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3, Luke 4:18).
My prayer for you today and always, is that you would cast every care upon the Lord (Psalm 55:22, 1 Peter 5:7), knowing that He sees you, He cares for you, and He has a perfect plan for your life that is far greater than your biggest dreams.

God Bless You!


  1. May God grant me the grace to really forget the things weighing me down to reach those that are ahead.

    1. Amen! I pray that God will refresh, renew and restore every good thing in your life. Keep trusting and believing, God is faithful :).

  2. Excellent post! God always has plans bigger and better than anything we could ever dream :) #bloggercaregroup

  3. I tell people and my daughter all the time. Don't focus on "feeling" - focus on the facts and focus on our Father!! He has brought us through so much and He will continue to guide our future! I pray many are encouraged as they lay down and forget the hurts, trials and other painful things that remove their focus from what God is doing in their world