“As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12
Does your past keep you up at night?
Have you ever had a fabulous day where everything seemed bright! You had a great day with the Lord, and you felt that nothing could cloud your day.
Suddenly a familiar song, an unexpected call, or a text triggers an old memory, a painful one.
Immediately your mood changes. Your bright sunny day becomes gloomy. Your mind takes you to a painful time in your life. You feel as if you’ve stepped into a time machine and were transported to the past for a moment.
Frozen by pain, as tears roll down your face, you whisper, “Lord, Jesus, thank you for being with me even when I could not see you.”
Friends, I don’t know if you have ever had this experience. This is a path I have walked many times before.
The enemy of our souls hates to see us walking in victory. So, he would go to any length to make us doubt who we are.
But let me assure you, friends, Jesus is not concerned with our past. Our sins have been forgiven. “As far as the east is from the west, our sins have been forgiven….” We have been forgiven because of the finished work of the Cross. The only interest Jesus has in our past is to turn “our mess” into His message.
Jesus is only concerned with our future, with each and every moment of our lives. Therefore, we have nothing to fear when we behold Him. So hold on to Him and let go of our past. He will never leave us nor forsake us. The enemy will try, but we already have the victory in Jesus. Remember, as Jesus is, so are we.
Father, thank you for reminding me who I am in you once again. So I know that you are with me when doubts try to sneak up and overshadow me. You will never forsake me or leave me. Lord, give me your spiritual eyes to recognize the enemy’s tactics, to confuse me, and make me forget who you are in my life. You are my King, the lover of my soul, my friend; my God, my Lord, and my savior. Thank you, Lord, for constantly reminding me of who you are and who I am through Jesus.
In Jesus’ name, amen!