Summary: How many here today, would like to have a fresh start? A fresh start in their marriage or family, a fresh start in their finances, a fresh start in their profession or business, or just a fresh start in life?
How many here today, would like to have a fresh start? A fresh start in their marriage or family, a fresh start in their finances, a fresh start in their profession or business, or just a fresh start in life?
For many of us here, as well as you who have tuned in, have made many missteps and experienced many mishaps along the journey to find fulfillment in every area I mention.
Those setbacks and failures have caused much heart ach and pain, guilt and iniquity that burdens the soul, quenches the passion, and delays our dreams and destiny. And deep within the recesses of our mind which elicits an inner desire within our soul to redo, emend, or rebuild all over again just to right the wrong gnaws at us until an opportunity is afforded to heal that which hinders our progress, and cleans that which mars our potential.
Therefore, we wait and we wait prying and crying, crying and praying relentlessly for a divine opportunity to have a fresh start in that which we mishandled or took advantage of.
Why do we repetitiously pray the same prayer with moaning or groaning of the soul, because we realize humanistically starting over is not easy. For it takes much invested time and expended energy in rebuilding, mending, and recreating an atmosphere which would be conducive to usher change that we often capitulate to the challenges it presents when we see no change taken place in our circumference. Our white flag of surrender is an indication of our drained human efforts.
Therefore, our prayers, our tears, and our petitions we offer up is an indication and an admission that we all need desperately divine intervention to give us strength, courage, wisdom, power, faith and joy to right the wrong and overcome the challenges we face.
Our prayers, our tears, and our petitions comes out of a great need to experience a positive change within our circumference of existence so we won’t remain captive to past pain, disappointment, and self-condemnation. For these negative burdensome weights aborts our true purpose, compromises our destiny, and detours our future.
However, I’m here to encourage you, those who allowed past pain, disappointment, and every unfavorable occurrence to stymie your growth, compromise your worth and destiny, and forsake your purpose of existence, that God loves you and is willing to deliver you from your plight.
For He is merciful and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in goodness and truth keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin for all those who would acknowledge their responsibility within their predicament and confess their sin and accept Him to govern their life to achieve fulfillment of purpose and abundance of life.
For I declare, God is present with you even at this hour, in the midst of your pain and predicament. Though your life is unfolding the drama of dread, regret, distress, and loneliness due to sin, misfortune, ignorance or willful disobedience to wise counsel, God is saying, “I love you, and though you’ve been broken, bruised, buked, and scorned, you are significant and I want you to have a fresh start in life. I want to do something new, powerful, and purposeful in your life, starting now. For this is the hour were I will separate you from that which held you captive. And you will receive power and wisdom to overcome that which overtook you.”
Aren’t you glad that God loves you so much, despite the failures, the mistakes, the shortcomings, the self-hatred and self impose abuse you put yourself through or experienced due to the complexities, the challenges, and the unexpected events that clouded your judgment and your life, that He still desires to do something new in your life?
If you are glad about what He is saying to you today say, “Amen!”
Aren’t you glad that God loves you so profoundly and unconditionally that He desire to give you a fresh start, a place were you can begin again in your life, leaving the pain, the failure, and the abuse behind to receive the joy of living for your future?
If you are glad about it say, “Amen again.”
Those of you who do not understand why we are shouting “Amen” and giving God His do, look again in our text, for Isaiah 43:18. The Lord is saying through the mouth of the prophet, “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.”
Arrest your attention to these words which our written in this text for you and me. Simply it is saying, forget about what has happened before--meaning yesterday, last week, last month, last year, or even ten years ago: for the failure, the mishap, the turning aside, the misunderstanding, and the contumacious gesture of wise counsel are yesterdays news. Today is a new day.