“Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.” (Isaiah 54: 4)
Those bad memories, the regrets and grief, the losses of opportunity and of dignity, are not yours to carry for eternity. They are not worthy of daily rumination nor are they obstacles to your peace. God promises a brand new day.
Don’t be afraid. You are not stuck with yesterday’s events any more than you are required to hang on to yesterday’s newspapers. Don’t be afraid of what’s gone before. Likewise, don’t utilize those mistakes or challenges of days gone by as excuses to be less than who you are and to live a less glorious Life.
God is granting you complete absolution every day. He is calling you to let go of the past, to be ready to accept His guidance for life going forward—grateful for all the good that has come into your experience, but without going into perpetual mourning over it. It is time to take off the widow’s weeds, the dark cloak that hides your promise and potential. There is nothing to be ashamed of. You and your life are always redeemable because God’s Love has never been conditional.
Don’t be afraid and don’t overthink. Just let God lead you forward and onward. All the good will stay with you, as it always has, and your cleansed mind will have room to entertain new angels, Life’s goodness ripe for today!
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