Put your heart right, Job. Reach out to God . . . Then face the world again, firm and courageous. Then all your troubles will fade from your memory, like floods that are past and remembered no more” (Job 11:13, 15-16 GNT).
“Don’t Look Back… A new day is breakin….” From DON’T LOOK BACK. Boston
A song from a favorite group of mine helps make the point of the day.
The past is history. It is not to be relived. The wounds that happened there have healed or scarred by now but you cannot change them. The way to overcome the past is by looking ahead. There is this saying about why the windshield you look out forward thru is so much larger than your rear view mirror. If we seek healing by looking in our rear view mirror all the time, as opposed to looking ahead, there is a good possibility we will crash instead of heal.
It tells us in Job here how to get rid of painful memories and move on. “Put your heart right Job. Reach out to God.” Then it says to face the world again firm and courageous and all your troubles will fade.
Directions For Healing!
FIRST – PUT YOUR HEART RIGHT Do what’s right. No matter what someone has done to
You, forgiveness is always the right choice. I must confess, a difficult one for me to master.
SECOND-REACH OUT TO GOD Invite Jesus into EVERY room in the house that is your
heart. We may have invited Him in our front door when we accepted Him as our Savior, but have not opened up ALL the rooms of our heart to Him.
THIRD-FACE THE WORLD AGAIN Do not hide. Do not withdraw. We do this to avoid
getting hurt. Move forward. Learn to live and love again.
Our Past does not equal our Future.
It does not matter what you have done.
It does not matter who you have done them with.
It does not matter how long you have done it.
THROUGHOUT SCRIPTURE, GOD FORGAVE MURDERERS, ADULTERERS, AND SLACKERS. THEN, HE USES THEM TO DO HIS WORK IN THE WORLD (PAUL, DAVID, MOSES, NOAH,…ETC.)
YOU TOO….ME TOO….HAVE GREAT FUTURES AHEAD OF US.
PUT OUR HEARTS RIGHT
REACH OUT TO GOD
FACE THE WORLD
THEN LET GOD DO SOMETHING INCREDIBLE THROUGH YOU!!!!!
“If you want to fly up to the sky, you have to leave the earth!”