A mom shared with me in the Real Moms…Real Jesus Facebook study, that she was having trouble letting hurts go from the past. She was dwelling on what was said and done that caused deep wounds in her heart. She asked how to move beyond that.
I shared with her that I had experienced something very similar at a church we served in. A counselor led me through a process that was very healing and helped me move forward instead of dwelling in the past.
It’s important that we tend to our wounded heart so bitterness doesn’t grow inside of us. If you are having trouble letting go of the hurt from the past, may today be the day you find the motivation to move forward.
Here’s the process I went through to find freedom from the hurt:
2) Now read I Peter 2:19-24: 19:
For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps
22 “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.
23 When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.
3) Focus on the last part of verse 23. “He entrusted himself to him who judges justly.”
4) Take each of the hurts you have written down and entrust them to God–the one who judges justly. Picture yourself handing those hurts to Him.
5) Now destroy your paper and move on. When the enemy tries to bring it back to your mind, remember that you have given that to God and refuse to pick it back up.
Letting go of the past, let’s us live fully in the MOMent! Now that’s something to get motivated about!