Release Your Past, To the Lord

Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”

Revelation 21:5 

Whether it’s something that happened as long ago as your early childhood or as recently as yesterday, the past can keep you from moving into all God has for you. That’s why He wants to set you free from it. And not only that, He wants to redeem and restore what has been lost or destroyed in your past and make it count for something important in your life. 

One of the great mysteries of the Lord is how He can take the horrible, the tragic, the painful, the devastating, the embarrassing, and the ruinous experiences and memories of our lives and not only heal them, but use them for good. It’s not that he will make you unable to recall them, but He will heal you so thoroughly from their effects that you no longer think about them with any pain. 

Lord, I release my past to You and everyone associated with it so You can restore what has been lost. Everything that was done to me or I have done which cases me pain, I surrender to You. May it no longer torment me or affect what I do today. Lord, help me to keep my eyes looking straight ahead and not back on the former days and old ways of doing things. I know You want to do something new in my life today. Help me to concentrate on where I am to go now and not where I have been. Release me from the past so I can move out of it and into the future You have for me. Thank You that You make all things new and You are making me new in every way. 

In Jesus name I pray 


Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

Isaiah 43:18-19

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