“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” (Jeremiah 29:11)
Have you ever had anything unfair happen to you? We certainly have and we think that everyone has experienced disappointments, setbacks, heartache, or hurts at one time or another. Unfortunately, many people continue to live negative, bitter, resentful lives because they are still holding on to the pain of yesterday.
The good news is we serve a really big God. He is bigger than your past, bigger than your disappointments, bigger than your problems. No matter what kind of mistakes you have made, God can turn them all around and use them for good. He can right all the wrong things that have happened to you and pay you back in abundance for all the hurt you’ve experienced.
It doesn’t matter what you have been through in the past. Your future can start today. Let hope fill your heart and receive God’s mercy. Release all of your anger, guilt, and condemnation. Forgive those who have wronged you, stop carrying around the baggage of yesterday and make a fresh start today. When you do, God will give you a new beginning. Begin each day declaring, “with God all things are possible,” “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” and “everything I put my hand to today will prosper.” These are not idle words or motivational sayings; it’s the Word of God, His promises for your life.
A Prayer for Today
God, with You all things are possible. I am ready to forget the past and start believing Your promises for my future. I am going to release any bitterness, hurt or resentment to You. I am going to let go of the past and start fresh today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Jody K Young