We may regret the past, but through forgiveness we can look forward to an incredible future. God has promised a new life to anyone who believes in Jesus. Putting the past behind has been a life-changing experience, and God helped and strengthened me every step of the way. All you need to do is let him take over your existence too and accept that you are weak, for Jesus Christ to rule over your life.
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness .” 1 John 1:9.
We see our past sins and we realize that we need to change. To repent and put the past behind us means that we not only regret the past, but that we have a complete change of heart, in which we make a covenant with God that we do not want to live this way anymore. we confess our sins to God, and pray that He will forgive us.
“Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. ” Psalm 51:10.
The slate is wiped clean and we get a fresh new start. The guilt of sins we committed in the past is taken away through forgiveness. we never have to worry about our past sins being held to our account, because they are forgiven entirely. Now we have the chance for a complete turnaround; a whole new life; we can put the past behind us.
Even though We are still tempted, we have a new heart and mind that God has given us, and our desire now is only for the good. Instead of pursuing our old habits and interests, our interest is in the kingdom of heaven and we seek the things which are above with Christ. (Colossians 3:1) we no longer have to be a slave to committing sin just because we are tempted. Through the power of the Holy Spirit we can overcome the lusts and desires of our nature. (Romans 8:12)
Discouragement, laziness, hopelessness and the like have no place in our hearts because we believe what the Word of God says. We have put the past firmly behind us, no matter what Satan may try to tell us, and the future is full of hope and faith.
Prayer starter: Dearly heavenly father, cleanse my heart and heal my soul. Remove sinful nature from my heart and enlighten me with your word. Give me the wisedom to live a peaceful and purposeful life. Let me not fall into temptations, and deliver me from evil thoughts. Amen.