There is a point in your life where you must let go of your past and move on. Yes, people have hurt you, but it’s time to forgive them, not for their sake but for your own. It’s okay to be selfish; you need closure, but they aren’t a part of it; this is about you. The pain they’ve caused you probably doesn’t bother them, and I doubt they ever give you a second thought. Time heals most things, but sometimes the pain runs deep, and time doesn’t soften it. That’s when you know this pain is too immense for you to handle. When you’ve done all you can, it’s time to hand it over to God and ask him for his healing touch. When Jesus was here on earth in the flesh, he tried to teach us how to be free and leave our cares in his hands. Don’t take his sacrifice lightly; not only did he wash away our sins, but he took upon himself all of our burdens, even the ones we are carrying right now. Today, ask God to heal you so you can move on with your life and live free.
As I finished writing this, I had to pray for myself, realizing that I have some things from my past that I haven’t released. I then asked God how I could tell others to do this when I haven’t even conquered this myself. Then he showed me this portion of scripture where Paul writes:
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14
Originally written November 5, 2019