‘YOU WILL FORGET THE SHAME OF YOUR YOUTH.’ ISAIAH 54:4 NKJV
When Eve first open her eyes on planet earth, she was already married. She never got to grow up. She just stepped into being a wife, then a mother. Did that happen to you? Were you a parent before you gave a chance to be a child, of knew what it meant to be innocent and grow with your trust intact? If Eve’s story is your story, the word for you is, ‘Do not fear , for you will not be ashamed; neither be disgraced…..you will forget the shame of your youth.’
You can’t go back and make things different. You’re not the same person and you’re never going to be. You cannot relive your first marriage of your early childhood. But there are three scriptural steps you can take to get up, get over it and move on:
1) Forgive what other have done to you (Ephesians 4:32)
2) Forgive yourself for what you’ve done (Philippians 3:13)
3) Believe that God has truly forgiven you, and act on it (Isaiah 43:25) Sometimes we hold onto the past because we belive there’s something there we think we still need. We cling to certain things because we fear that we’ll never be able to replace them. No, God has more in store for you. If you’ve entrusted your future to Him you haven’t seen your best days yet. There’s more ahead for you than behinde you. God promises: ‘Beauty for ashes, the oil of joy mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness’ (Isaiah 61:3).
So in God’s strenght get up, get over it and move on!
Soul Food Read: Mathew 5:1-12, Joshua 10:5-14.