A few days ago I was blissfully walking out to my new garden bed when I was accosted with that ominous rattle that stopped me in my tracks. I couldn’t see it, but watched my drip line explode with its movement as it went into hiding.
Well this brought fears from my past to the surface! As a result, I’ve been meditating on verses to help me conqueror this long standing stronghold of fear. Instead of the word “sin” I have inserted “fear.” Romans 6:2, saying “…How shall I who died to fear live any longer in it?” Colossians 3:3, saying “For I died to fear, and my life is now hidden with Christ in God.” You can insert what binds you to your past.
This morning when I woke up the Holy Spirit spoke these words to my heart: People who live in the past miss the grace available for the present. The fears from our past chain us to our past so we can’t go forward. There is a phrase from an old hymn: the sins that bound me, bind me no more.
Isaiah 42:9 says, “Behold, the former things have come to pass, and new things I declare; before they spring forth I tell you of them.” Isaiah 43:18-19 says, “Do not remember the former thing, 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 made a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”