Updated: Feb 16
Interestingly, the sad and bad memories of life have a tendency to resound louder than the good memories. The pain from life's big blows like disappointments, the sorrow of losing loved ones to the smallest minute detail of the day like the dread of waking out of bed linger.
It is today but almost every thought is about "yesterday". The memory fatigue and depression of yesterday that won't permit me to be at peace with my today. No one ever shared the futility of personal effort and constantly having to "figure things out" in the pride of my strength.
Thankfully, I get to the inevitable destination - "the end of me". I say thankfully because this is where the love and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ was always waiting for my surrender to wrap its comforting arms around me as His strength is made perfect in my weakness.
The Bible in Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV says, "Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."
The illustration of our God creating roads in the wilderness and rivers in the desert signifies the length that He shall move just to prove to His children the relevance of today in comparison to the insignificance of yesterday. As if that's not sufficient, He sent us His Son Jesus Christ who has already borne our griefs and carried our sorrows as demonstrated in Isaiah 53:4. Ultimately, as children of God, this is the faith and foundation of our confidence that if God be for us, who dare be against us.
I invite you to join me as we meditate on these Scriptures and repeatedly choose to leave yesterday where it belongs. Jesus knew our sorrow before we knew about it and took care of it ahead of time. Glory to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who is the source of our strength for today. Glory to our Abba Father who deeply loved and still continues to love us with a love that is inexpressible. May we receive His love into our lives In the Name of Jesus, Amen.