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. — Psalm 55:22 (NIV)
Are you having a hard time letting go of the past? Perhaps what has once given you much joy is now robbing you of all joy. It may even feel like a dark cloud is following you around. Perhaps you even smell the stench of decay. As you feel your way through the darkness, hope is nowhere to be found.
Nevertheless, as the door to yesterday closes, it is meant to be laid to rest. As the light no longer shines there and darkness sets in, decay begins to set in as well. Decomposition is a natural process whereas, the building blocks required for life can be recycled. What is not natural is when we pry open the door to the past and try to resurrect and piece together the decomposed matter.
The good news is that God’s light shines brightly on today. He is always ready to do a new thing. As a matter of fact, He is forging a new path for you at this very moment. There is only one stipulation; you have to release your grip on the past so your hands can be freed up to take hold of what He has in store for your future.
Lord, I confess that I have held tightly to the past as a security blanket due to fear of the unknown of what’s up ahead. Thank You for ushering in a brand new day! It is where I can find hope. Thanks for turning my attention to the budding and blooming that is taking place all around me.