Leave Your Past Behind

Forgiven and made white as snow

Scriptures continually remind us that if we are faithful to God and confess our sins, we are forgiven and cleansed. Our souls are made as white as snow. Our past is no longer relevant. But, sometimes, even when we know the Lord has forgiven us and has told us we are a new being, we (in our inability to put the past behind us) live as if we are still unworthy of the grace the Lord has given us.

I have a young friend who would not go to church because she said she was not good enough to go to such a Holy place. She felt that her sins were too grand for her to simply ask for forgiveness and God would suddenly forgive her without her doing anything for it.

We talked about the sacrifice that Jesus made for us so that if we believe in Him and if we ask Him for forgiveness, He forgives us with no questions asked, no condemnation, and nothing to do but to believe in Him.

When we go to Jesus and ask for forgiveness, He forgives us. It truly is as simple as that. He wipes the slate clean and we are free to go forth in our life as a new person, fresh and clean as if our past did not ever exist.

Still, knowing the truth in Jesus’ love and sacrifice, sometimes we have a tendency to hold on to the past and live with our transgressions as if they still exist.

It is my hope that the following verses will help you to see that when you are forgiven, you no longer have a past. What you have is a new life to live.

Through prayer, you can grow spiritually and do the great things that God has planned for you.

Scriptures About Leaving the Past Behind

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

2 Corinthians 5:17-19
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.

Philippians 3:13-14
Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 43:18-19
Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.

I hope you enjoy today’s video which showcases a song about hope. Leave your past behind. Tell your heart to beat again for the new life you have been given.

Today’s Video

Song: Tell Your Heart to Beat Again
Performed by: Danny Gokey
Song Writers: Matthew West / Bernie Herms / Randy Phillips
Copyrights: 2012 Awakening Media Group, One77 Songs, G650 Music, Pure Note Music, Songs of Universal, Inc., Songs of Southside Independent Music Publishing

Tell Your Heart to Beat Again

Lyrics: Tell Your Heart to Beat Again

You’re shattered
Like you’ve never been before
The life you knew
In a thousand pieces on the floor
And words fall short in times like these
When this world drives you to your knees
You think you’re never gonna get back
To the you that used to be

So tell your heart to beat again
And close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday is a closing door
You don’t live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you’ve been
And tell your heart to beat again

Beginning
Just let that word wash over you
It’s alright now
Love’s healing hands have pulled you through
So get back up, take step one
Leave the darkness, feel the sun
‘Cause your story’s far from over
And your journey’s just begun

So tell your heart to beat again
And close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday is a closing door
You don’t live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you’ve been
And tell your heart to beat again

Let every heartbreak
And every scar
Be a picture that reminds you
Who has carried you this far
‘Cause love sees farther than you ever could
In this moment heaven’s working
Everything for your good

So tell your heart to beat again
And close your eyes and breathe it in
Let the shadows fall away
Step into the light of grace
Yesterday is a closing door
You don’t live there anymore
Say goodbye to where you’ve been
And tell your heart to beat again
Your heart to beat again
Beat again

Oh, so tell your heart to beat again

Author: marlenebertrand

Marlene is a home and lifestyle journalist. Personal interests include gardening and rustic home decor.

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