Though Job was in a deep trial, he processed his present through the hope of what he knew. Job 19:25-27 says, “For I know that my Redeemer lives, and He shall stand at last on the earth; and after my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God, whom I shall see for myself, and my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!”
Job did not allow his calamity to define him. Neither does anything in our past define us. We can change our present thought through truth that will bring inner transformation.
We reinterpret our past through Jesus’ death. Here is what we know. Our past, present, and future sins are forgiven. They are cleansed through Jesus’ shed blood. We are freed from our slave block of sin.
Sin’s record against us was nailed to His cross. He took our place, paying the full penalty of our sin. Our past is passed. If you still feel bound to something from your past it’s only in your mind.
We have been set free to live in the present through our thoughts. Our old thought patterns will be transformed when we bring His freedom-truth to reside in our heart.
Even though Job was in absolute misery, he brought truth into his heart. Truth was his focus. Through his truth-focus he processed his past through his present. Let us do the same. Remember, a few minutes ago is now our past. We can’t change it, but we can change our attitude towards it.