Scripture in the Morning #129
“Dear God, enlighten what’s dark in me, strengthen what is weak in me, mend what is broken in me, bind what is bruised in me, heal what is sick in me, and lastly… revive whatever peace and love has died in me.”
Regarding “ mend what is broken in me, bind what is bruised in me…”
Do we realize that allowing past hurts to still affect us is a choice? It is a choice that we make to dwell on the past – something we need not do.
Philippians 3:13 brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead
We need to pray for the Grace that enabled Paul to not only say what he said in Philippians 3 – but live by this wonderful reality as well.
Would it not be wonderful to forget all that is past – forget the hurts, the slights, the abuse – the whatever it was that weighs us down – and live with just the future opportunities that the Lord has placed before us?
If we pray – and earnestly trust the Lord – and pray and pray and pray. If we ask the Lord to remove from us the burdens of our past and free us to love Him by loving others now – then we can be certain that God will bless us. How can I say this?
Jeremiah 30:17 “I will restore you to health and heal your wounds ‘declares the Lord…”
So, for today, please read the verse below – perhaps twice – and consider how blessed we are NOW and how wonderful our FUTURE is in Christ…
Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Have a great weekend and may church be a blessing to you.