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Topic: Don’t Look Back (04/19/12)
TITLE: Press On
By Mildred Sheldon
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The hurts, guilt, pain and shame is in the past. I must press on, but I am not alone. I have a friend who is closer than a brother, and I look to him for direction, guidance, peace and comfort.
I have learned that dwelling in the past causes so many problems. Anxiety, depression, sleep depravation, ill tempers and many more ailments that bring such needless pain. I wallowed in my own pit of despair until I turned back to Jesus in my 30’s.
I remember sitting at my kitchen table late one evening reading my Bible and crying. Tears ran down my cheeks in rivers. I had reached the last and final rung of the proverbial ladder. I was hanging by a thread when that still small voice resonated in my soul. I grabbed that life line and hung on. Slowly I was pulled out of the muck and mire of a life so dysfunctional, and gently placed once again on the solid rock.
At times I may still think of the past, but all thanks to God I no longer dwell there, and beat myself up for all the wrongs I’ve committed. I’m still a work in progress and will press on towards the goal.
The only advice I can give a fellow sojourner is, don’t look back. All sins, those committed and those yet to be, have been nailed to the cross. I now press on with hope in my heart, and look to Jesus, God’s only begotten Son.
When I stand before Jesus, and see Him face to face, then I will be like Him. I will be home. Home at last with my Lord, and Savior never again to look back at what was.
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