Posted by: Pure Glory | 08/14/2021

Forget The Past And Embrace Today!

by Hazel Straub

Do you let the past dictate your present? Does the past rob you from enjoying today, for fear that the cycle will repeat? Or did the past make you fearful, for today? Is your refrain, this is how it was and will always be? Does the past clothe you in old rags, when God offers you beautiful clothing, for today? Have disappointments made you forget to smell the flowers today? Do not let the past rob you, of the delight of a new day! God is with you and will never leave you.

Forgive and forget the past, so you will have room, in your heart to embrace, what God has for you today. Let go of the refrain, “this is the way I have always done it.” Allow God’s new song and joy to burst out of you. Be the light that casts out darkness because you are the light that shines bright. Light always triumphs and causes the dark to flee.

Yahweh says:

“Stop dwelling on the past.
Don’t even remember these former things.
I am doing something brand new, something unheard of.
Even now it sprouts and grows and matures.
Don’t you perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
and open up flowing streams in the desert.
Wild beasts, jackals, and owls will glorify me.
For I supply streams of water in the desert
and rivers in the wilderness
to satisfy the thirst of my people, my chosen ones,
so that you, whom I have shaped and formed for myself,
will proclaim my praise. (Isaiah 43:18-21 TPT)

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  1. Great post! Do not let your past actions determine your present actions. Guess what? God does not necessarily look at our actions but, our hearts.

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    • True, God looks on our hearts. He wants us to give him all of our hearts. \o/ glory to God! Here is my ❤️


  2. I absolutely love this! I plan to share it! I most assuredly need and receive these encouraging words! Hazel, you are doing a wonderful job encouraging others! Forgive and move forward is agreed upon. Relinquish the past and relish the present! The future looks bright! 😊👊🏼
    Thank you dear saint of a lady! Keep up the good work my dear friend. BG

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    • Hallelujah! Thank you for your sharing the post and the encouragement, BG! Abundant overflowing blessings! 😊

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  3. Yes, Hazel! God brings streams in the desert. Blessings!

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    • Praise God! Welet go and turn to the Lord with all our hearts and streams appear in the desert. David, abundant blessings!


  4. Amen..Hallelujah!!!❤❤❤

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  5. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford.

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    • Leaving the past and embracing what God has for us today. Thank you for the reblog.

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  6. I love that verse! Yes, God is making a new thing; renewing us!

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    • Yes, as we forget the past and let go, God makes a new thing and renews us!

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  7. Thank you for this reminder. God bless

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    • You are welcome! God is blessing you!


  8. Amen 🙏


    • Yes, as we embrace today and the goodness of the Lord, the past will not hold us captive!

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  9. Amen


  10. 👏🏻

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  11. Your words are always encouraging Hazel! Thanks!


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