Still wallowing in the past?




I was in my early twenties when my previous marriage failed. 

After living by the rules and being a "good girl" my entire life, I rebelled.
Against marriage. Rules. Men.
Life in general.
I drifted far from God, angry with Him for allowing my marriage to fall apart.
It wasn't until I met my true soul mate five years later that I realized God hadn't left me.
I'd abandoned Him.



The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;

he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Psalms 103:8-12 NIV)


Aren't you glad that God doesn't hold grudges?

That He doesn't list conditions for forgiveness or withhold His love
until we meet certain requirements?

Even before we ask, He's removed our sins so far away
that we'll never meet up with them again.

Forgiveness. Amazing Grace.
It's unconditional. No strings attached.
You haven't done anything that He can't or won't forgive.

He says He will. Isn't that enough?

I've surrendered my past to God. Have you? 
Where are you in your journey?

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Still wallowing in the past?




I was in my early twenties when my previous marriage failed. 

After living by the rules and being a "good girl" my entire life, I rebelled.
Against marriage. Rules. Men.
Life in general.
I drifted far from God, angry with Him for allowing my marriage to fall apart.
It wasn't until I met my true soul mate five years later that I realized God hadn't left me.
I'd abandoned Him.



The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.
He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever;

he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities.

For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him;
as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. (Psalms 103:8-12 NIV)


Aren't you glad that God doesn't hold grudges?

That He doesn't list conditions for forgiveness or withhold His love
until we meet certain requirements?

Even before we ask, He's removed our sins so far away
that we'll never meet up with them again.

Forgiveness. Amazing Grace.
It's unconditional. No strings attached.
You haven't done anything that He can't or won't forgive.

He says He will. Isn't that enough?

I've surrendered my past to God. Have you? 
Where are you in your journey?

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4 Comments:

At March 6, 2013 at 8:37 AM , Blogger Angie Arndt said...

Yes, I've surrendered it -- over and over again. Satan just loves to remind me, "Well, you're not a real Christian. You did this," or, "How can you call yourself a Christian after you did that?"

Yes, grace is my word for the year. And yes, it is always enough. It's not my work, but His.

Thank you for sharing your journey, Dora!

 
At March 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

That slimy devil has a way of sneaking in, trying to destroy our confidence in who we are in Christ, doesn't he? He dangles our past in our face or reminds us that we're not good enough.

Not by our might, but by God's power...

Thanks for stopping by to share, Angie. Hope you're feeling stronger every day!

 
At March 6, 2013 at 11:19 AM , Blogger Tanya Hanson said...

Beautiful, Dora! I always love hearing what you and Angie have to say. Thanks. xoxo

 
At March 6, 2013 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Dora Hiers said...

And I always love it when you stop by, Tanya. You're my burst of Cali sunshine on this ferociously windy day! Thank you!! Hugs and love back. :-)

 

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