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Forgetting the Past

Sat, 03 Jun 2017 03:40:15 GMT

Lord Jesus, you bound up and healed the brokenness and emotional wounds of my past. Like a shepherd who carries a weak or wounded lamb on his shoulders, you have carried me through the steps of emotional wholeness. You freed me from a lifetime of brutal memories of abuse. Since I am now free, it is my desire to forget those things that lie behind and look forward to those wonderful things that are ahead in Christ Jesus. The past will no longer control my thinking patterns or my behavior. I release everything to you, my God. I rebuke in the name of Jesus any negative or hurtful thought that tries to sneak back into my mind. Praise you, Lord, that I am a new creature in Christ Jesus! Old things have passed away; all things are new. I will walk in that newness of life and not look back. Forgive me, Father, for any self-hatred and self-condemnation. I am your child, and you love me. Thank you for the blood of Jesus that makes me whole. Father, by your grace, I forgive my abusers and ask that you bring those still living to repentance. I ask mercy and forgiveness for those no longer alive. Help me to love them with the love Jesus. Father, I realize my helplessness in saving myself, and I am humbled and honored at what Jesus did for me. I unfold my past before you and allow it to die. I will not attempt to resurrect it. I have been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. I love you, Lord, with all my heart.