Release and Redemption
I have a bad habit of mulling over the past. Pondering and rethinking. I wish things hadn’t turned out the way they did. A great many of those past happenings were the result of poor choices. Others were just random happenings. Those past circumstances--even those I had no part in--seem to be at odds with the life I want. I can get caught up in wishing my life had gone in a different direction. I can sit and worry about the trouble they caused.
But then, when I’m listening, my faithful Father reminds me that, according to His Word, all those happenings, even my poor choices, are redeemed. Romans 8:28 tells me that God works in all things for my good.
“Those who love God. Those called according to His purpose.” That’s me. Ephesians 1:4 reminds me I was chosen before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before Him.
My God is able to turn every circumstance around for my long range good. From the time I receive Christ, and into my future. This is a continuing work of God. Every part of my life is redeemed. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1)
When I find myself still holding on to the pain of circumstances. Feeling the guilt of choices. Wondering how to let it go. I’m reminded that the Spirit helps me in my weakness. When I don’t know what to pray, He intercedes with groanings too deep for words. (Romans 8:26)
If you are carrying the burden of the past, like I do sometimes, Jesus invites us to give up the burden and find rest for our souls in Him. (Matthew 11:28-30)
The mundane becomes inspiration.