Take Me Back…. sounds like a love song gone wrong or a plea to rot on a beach somewhere.
Moving forward is hard. Not only some times, but a lot of times. Disappointment, hurt, tragedy, major changes, and all the messes in between hold us to a point that is reluctant to let us move on. We want to go back to before this or that, or back to where all was well. The future may be bright, but the unknown locks us in with trepidation.
What do we do? How do we let go? What internal treasures can we bring along while we lock away the brokenness that drowned us in the past?
Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert…”
What a promise! What truth! Such good news in all of His Word. But through all the truth and faithfulness, we want to cower on the edge of the past afraid to look the future square in the face.
Proverbs 4:25 ESV
Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
We need to move, one foot in front of the other. We can make excuses, and even have legitimate reasons for not wanting to go. Being stuck in the sand is not an option. We will only drown that way. Move and look forward. The Lord always renews us and creates a new thing.Move and look forward. The Lord always renews us and creates a new thing. Click To Tweet
Oh, Lord, Your promises ring louder than any celebratory gong. Your sovereign hand holds us so very close. But we are fearful, unsure, and falter in our own confidence. We are like Peter who started to sink when he questioned himself. Father, please don’t allow for us to sink. Help us to get out of the boat and to trust in You to never let us sink. Help us to see Your guiding light all the days of our lives. In Your Name, Lord, Amen.