Welcome Jennifer Hembree once again this afternoon. Jennifer has a heart for women and helping them discover God’s love and grace. Enjoy this post she’s blessed us with today.
Nobody can go back and create a new beginning. But everyone can
start now and create a new ending.
I recently passed this reality on to someone battling a miserable, angry, and depressed self.
The truth is, God doesn’t want us to be bound by our past hurts, suffering,
regrets, and poor choices. Through prayer and spending time in God’s Word, He showed
me these insights:
God wants to set us free: The light of Christ can penetrate the
darkness of the past.
We have to choose to forgive and surrender our hurts. We are not designed to carry anger and bitterness. He wants to carry our burdens for us!
God doesn’t want us to live with regrets. When we put our cares in His hands, He puts peace in our hearts.
We don’t have to live with regrets. Christ freely forgives us and can set us free if we allow Him.
Looking to the things of this world to satisfy your needs will fail every time—only Jesus alone can truly satisfy.
You can have nothing and still have joy and peace… And you can have everything this world has to offer and still feel miserable and lost.
1- Instead of looking for somebody or something to satisfy or “complete” you, work on becoming the person God designed you to be.
2- Be on your guard to protect yourself from your past sneaking into your present. It will destroy relationships. Instead, use it to make you stronger on the inside. Forgive, let it go, stand
firm. God wants to transform you more and more into His likeness from the inside out. God had a reason for rescuing you. Trust and thank Him for it. You have been chosen by Him.
3- satan wants to destroy you by making you miserable, angry, hurt, and confused inside. The mind is the enemy’s battleground. If you believe in Christ, in His eyes, you are worthy. You are a treasure to Him. You are redeemed and loved by the Creator of the universe! He wants to set you free inside and give you peace and confidence in whom He has designed you to be.
“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans
to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. You
will look for Me and find Me when you look for Me with all your heart. I will
be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you out of captivity.” Jeremiah
He wants to redeem your past and shine through your life to make
a difference in the lives of others for His glory! He will never let you down,
others will, but He never does. The challenges we face today are preparation for things to come in the future!
- The Real Me by Jennifer Hembree (gracefullwomen.com)
- My Rescue Story By Jennifer Hembree (gracefullwomen.com)