There are some things that I lived through last year that I wish I could do over. Unfortunately there are no do overs. Words can’t be taken back. Hurtful reactions linger long afterwards. Broken promises leave others disappointed.
Each day is a fresh start and God’s mercies are new every morning. But, I have a hard time forgiving myself.
I ask God for more wisdom this year. I don’t want to make the same mistakes over and over again. I want to learn and change.
I have a load of guilt on my back that I’m really having a hard time letting go of. I don’t think I can change and this scares me.
This is a hard place to be. Maybe some of you are dealing with this too.
I was encouraged today as I read this scripture from – Isaiah 43:18-19
“Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new. Now it will spring forth; will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, rivers in the desert.”
God wants to do a new thing in my life this year and yours too. Let’s keep our eyes open for God to show up in our lives and teach us new things.
In 2 Corinthians 5:17 the word reminds us: “Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.”
Over the years God has transformed me. I bet if you look back over time, you too would see how God changed you. Sometimes it’s hard to remember what God can do when we let shame consume us.
God is the same today as He was yesterday.
Let’s forgive ourselves and put our hope in a God who has already forgiven us.