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Thursday, June 2, 2016

Believe Something New

Believe Something New

“Do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing” (Isaiah 43:18b-19a, NIV)!

As human beings we sometimes have a tendency to dwell on the past, and often because of this tendency, we miss the beauty of a new thing God creates. Is there anything in your past that you allow to hold you back from experiencing God’s blessing in your life? Why is it so hard to get rid of old feelings that keep you from experiencing the joy of a new moment?  If you have asked Jesus Christ into your heart, you are “new” in Him. Old things are over. Your old is not meant to define your new. If you allow the old to control your heart, you can never see the new thing He brings into your life.

Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life that brings new promise. By His sacrifice and love for you, He has made all your life new. To not dwell on the past and allow it to tarnish the new, you can't just believe “in” Him, you must believe Him and that what He promises in His Word is true. To be free from the pain of old feelings that still control your life, believe that He will do what He says. You can do all things through the strength that He gives (Philippians 4:13). He shall give you the strength and His power to not dwell on what has been, but to focus on the newif you choose to believe Him.

Find freedom to enjoy your new life in Him. Choose to believe that what He offers is greater than anything you have allowed to control your heart and mind. Surrender control to Him. In release you find freedom from pain the old has caused. When you believe Him, newness springs up, the old is gone, and you can perceive His loving truth instead of the pain of your past or circumstance. It is a promise that no matter what you face He brings life-giving streams of hope and promise to your life (Isaiah 43:20).

“Have you not heard?” God declares. “Have you not understood?  I am the everlasting God, the creator of all the earth. I never grow tired or weary. I give power to your life. Trust and believe in me, and find new strength! You will soar high above the pain of circumstance and the old that has defined your life! You will run and not grow weary. You will walk and not faint!  I am about to do something new! See, it has already begun?  Do you not see it? Believe me (Isaiah 40:28-29, 31; Isaiah 43:19).

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