Isaiah 65:17-19 (MSG) [ New Heavens and a New Earth ] “Pay close attention now: I’m creating new heavens and a new earth. All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten. Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I’m creating:
When past injustices have caused you pain, you often seek to bury them in the deep recesses of your mind. I needed to share with you today out of the pain of my own experiences. It’s not the way to handle things, however, and almost always when you bury things, it allows your pain from the past to translate into mistakes and suffering in the future. Are you making mistakes today because of undealt with pain from your past?
You become powerless against the strength of your inner conflict and can lose control of the very feelings you have tried to hide. I know this truth because it has and at times today is still my struggle. I thought some transparency, and truth could help set all of us free to live our best life now!
What do you do to distract yourself from unresolved pain? There may be strong emotions that you don’t know how to process appropriately, so you simply try to stuff them down inside. Eventually these feelings are expressed in one way or another. Be honest about your past hurts, express your feelings, confront when necessary, and work through forgiveness, it’s probably the most important thing to learn to do right now in your life.
Quote- James Baker, Jr. “The Lord came in the person of Jesus Christ so we could look ahead with Joy”!
In His Service,
Pastor James Baker, Jr.