“You shall remember it as waters that pass away.” Job 11:16 AMP
Tamar experienced the terrible trauma of being raped. But her future was greater than her past, so she gave birth to a child who became a progenitor of our Lord Jesus. What an honor! Wounded one, you can come through this painful experience and sing the song of the overcomer. By God’s grace you can learn to live in the present and let go of the past. How? By spending time in God’s presence and allowing His love to touch the hurting places within you. Give all your secrets to God—and leave them there. He can take the misery out of the memory like you take the poison out of an insect bite; then your healing will begin. Job, who lost his health, his wealth and his family, lived to see these words fulfilled: “You shall forget your misery; you shall remember it as waters that pass away.” Go ahead, stand in the stream of God’s grace and release it. Let it all go. It was night, but now it’s day! Let God hold you safely in His arms. There, you can allow the past to fall from you like a garment. You may remember it, but you won’t have to wear it anymore: “You shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid” (v.19). No more pacing the floor, no more bad dreams, no more fear of tomorrow. Shame has been removed and grace enthroned. Rise up in Christ’s name and take authority over every memory that keeps you linked to the past. Allow God to heal your scars, break your chains and set you free.
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