Looking Back

AUGUST 9th, 2022      |    Looking back into your past may stir up many different feelings such as sorrow and pain. You may wish some of those things could be reversed. However, your faith in God can enable you to look ahead. You cannot change what has already happened, but you can pray and ask for the Lord’s power to help you move forward and rebuild. You have a race to finish.

Philippians 3:14 (MSG) tells you, “I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running and I’m not turning back.” Look at where you are and not where you used to be. Don’t keep going back to the past, but be encouraged, knowing you can do all things through Christ.

When you relive your past, nothing can be accomplished—you shut down. Your joy, hope, and peace are robbed. Don’t let Satan have the upper hand. Remember, God has a plan for your life. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT), “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” Therefore, do not look back.

Looking Back

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

–1 Peter 5:7 NLT

Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

–1 Peter 5:7 NLT

Looking back into your past may stir up many different feelings such as sorrow and pain. You may wish some of those things could be reversed. However, your faith in God can enable you to look ahead. You cannot change what has already happened, but you can pray and ask for the Lord’s power to help you move forward and rebuild. You have a race to finish.

Philippians 3:14 (MSG) tells you, “I’ve got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I’m off and running and I’m not turning back.” Look at where you are and not where you used to be. Don’t keep going back to the past, but be encouraged, knowing you can do all things through Christ.

When you relive your past, nothing can be accomplished—you shut down. Your joy, hope, and peace are robbed. Don’t let Satan have the upper hand. Remember, God has a plan for your life. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT), “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” Therefore, do not look back.

Pray for the strength to take thoughts captive that weigh you down.

Thank the Lord for the new life that you have in Christ Jesus.

Rosemary Valentino
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