Thursday, May 21, 2020
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before…” (Philippians 3:13)
Sometimes we prayed for a loved one, but they didn’t get well. Or maybe we worked hard for a promotion, but we didn’t get it. We stood in faith for a relationship, but it didn’t work out. One of the best things we can do is release it. Let it go. Don’t dwell on it anymore. If we go around wondering why things didn’t work out, all that’s going to do is lead to bitterness, resentment and self-pity. Before long, we’ll be blaming others, blaming ourselves or even blaming God. We may not have understood what happened. It may not have been fair. But when we release it, it’s an act of our faith. We’re saying, “God, we trust You. We know we’re in control. And even though it didn’t work out our way, we said, ‘All things are going to work together for our good.’ So we believe, we still have something good in our future.”
There is power in letting go of the past and the frustration of trying to figure everything out. When we release our questions, we are saying, “God, we are in control. We trust You.” And when we put our hope in God, that’s when He can heal our heart and lead us forward into His path of blessing.
A Prayer for Today
“Father God, I come to you in the precious name of Jesus Christ. Help me to forgive and release the past. Heal my heart and restore my soul. Show me the good plan You have for my future as I keep my mind stayed on You in Jesus’ name. Amen.”