We grow up in an imperfect world with imperfect people. Every one of us leaves our family of origin with some type of disharmony within our soul.
Absent parents produce abandonment issues; abusive parents generate fears and insecurities; overly protective parents encourage us to feel timid and fearful; parents with high expectations make us feel like we are not good enough; a stoic parent causes us to feel unlovable; etc.
God’s Spirit helps us to uncover our past memories, which we buried in our subconscious mind. He gives us the courage to face them one at a time. He teaches us the significance of these incidents as they play a part in our current personality and lifestyle. ( http://www.transformationprayer.org/supplemental-training-menu/ )
Yet, God puts a new song in our heart (Psalm 40:3). He heals us throughout the rest of our life, sanctifying our soul, implanting in us the mind of Christ, and imparting to us Jesus’ divine character (1 Corinthians 2:16; 2 Peter 1:4).God teaches us to understand why we act, feel or say certain things that used to puzzle us.
This helps us to let go of bitterness, as we realize the importance of forgiveness; we step out of the past and shake off the shackles that kept us in bondage to it; and we stop living a carnal, finite life as we walk in the realm of God’s infinite Spirit (Galatians 5:15-25).
There is no mountain so high that God cannot help us to hike to the summit, and no valley so dark and deep that He will not carry us through it. He simply teaches us to trust in His goodness and to have faith in His faithfulness.
Father God, remind us that You care about every current circumstance, every issue that transpired in the past, and all of the pitfalls that will occur in our future. You have a perfect plan for our life (Ephesians 2:10), and You encourage us to walk in it moment-by-moment through the direction of Your Holy Spirit (Philippians 4:7; Proverbs 3:5-6).
We can never, ever thank You enough for Your goodness, wisdom, enlightenment and care for us. We humbly bow to Your will and totally surrender our past, present and future to You. You are our Father who knows best what we need and when we need it, and You promise to supply all of our needs (Philippians 4:19).
Thought for the Day:
There is no reason for us to pursue carnal pursuits like other people do, who do not have the saving faith in Christ that helps us to glide smoothly through this perverse world; this is because we believe that our Heavenly Father knows what we need, even before we realize it. – Matthew 6:32-33; 2 Corinthians 9:8