Don't grumble about the past!

By R.L.M. staff member – Karen A.

So many times when an experience or situation puts us in a place of despair we think ” I  just wish it never happened or why can’t I just change the past?”  Here are two reasons…God!….But that’s only one you say?  Let me explain…. 

 We can wish all we want, but the fact is, it did happen, and it cannot be undone by us. We now have to go forward and make what we can out of a bad situation.  But we can’t do that, we are not capable on our own. When we try to change things relying on ourselves, or wishing it away the outcome at best will not be satisfying and at worst complete disaster!   

 We can’t change the past.  We should count it as a blessing.  God uses our past so we can change our future! We can wallow in our past circumstances and become the victim or we can follow our Lord and use the experiences as a Victory.  A victory in the Lord!
You see:

 1) God puts situations in our life to change us, to make us more like Him.  To refine us. That’s why it happened.

 2) God knows what is best for us. If the past, hurtful experiences in our lives did not happen, we would not grow.  We would stay the same. Where then would our faith in Him be? Probably complacent. We would not be relying on Him, we would not become stronger in the Lord. A very wise saying is “God loves us day by day but loves us too much to stay that way!”   That’s why we can’t and shouldn’t want to change the past!

God wants us to trust Him.  He loves us so much! God wants us to lean on Him with every burden and trouble we have.Use your past as a blessing. And in doing so, you will be blessed and our Lord will be glorified!

 “Cast your cares on the Lord and He will sustain you;  He will never let the righteous fall.”  Psa. 55:22

“May the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with every good thing for doing His will, and may He work in us what is pleasing to Him, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory for ever and ever.  Amen”       Hbr.13: 19,20