Friday, April 10, 2009

Dump Your Junk!

But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward to those things which are in front of me. Philippians 3:13
Have you ever gotten caught up in this trap. You know, the one that keeps you thinking about how bad it WAS, how mean they WERE, all the failures and disappointments of the past... the pains that just seem to never go away. 
Most of us have experienced and suffered from pains of the past, but we do have a way to get free. Many just limp along through life because they don't know what to do to fix it, but hoping that some magical cure will jump on them... No, it will never happen like that, but there is a way to turn your life around... 

The problem is we can think that time alone can fix things, but not true... time will usually make the pain worse because instead of putting them behind you, you dwell and meditate on them until the hurts become more real than God's promises of healing and freedom...

If you are letting depression pull you under, break out of it by getting your eyes and mind off the past and onto your future in Christ... wrap your eyes, mind, and heart around the promises of God's Word.

Listen to Hebrews 8:12 with your heart... God says; "I will be merciful to your shortcomings, and I will remember your past failures NO MORE!" Wow, what a powerful truth... If He isn't going to remember your past , why should you?

Start today to replace the thoughts of yesterday mistakes with God's promises about your wonderful future... And soon hope will spring up and crush depression... your crippling pains and failures of the past will fade away in the overwhelming confidence of a new future... 

Instead of looking back and saying, " I can't"; you will boldly look forward and say,"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me"

In Him and never coming out, Karl