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Shalom,

There are many people who are stuck in the past. They just cannot get past the fact that the Most High God loves them and loves them unconditionally. It doesn’t help much when there are people that constantly throw your past up in your face. I myself am a full grown woman and every single time I am around my Dad’s former colleague, she brings up past drama from when I was in high school. It is almost as if the enemy (satan) uses her to press every button I have to see if I am serious about my relationship with God.  Fortunately for me I respect the elderly and I do not have to see her very often (as we live over a thousand miles away from one another). You see I had already been forgiven for my transgressions all those years ago. I made peace with both of my parents, and in the midst of the madness and mayhem, God gave me peace that surpasses all understanding. I could have ended up anywhere, lost my mind completely, & even died as a result of all of the risks that I took. But, God had/has a better plan for me, and He sent His Son to die for me and redeem me, and I am forever grateful. The devil is a liar, and he would just love to rob us all of our joy and constantly bring up our past to make us feel guilty and ashamed in an attempt to separate us from the love of God. Please DO NOT ever believe those lies. I don’t care what you have done. Seek His Face and His forgiveness, draw nigh to Him, and He will draw nigh to you. I had so many areas that I struggled in, and while I am not perfect, I strive to be better each and every day, and sometimes I lose small battles with the flesh, but I have to get up and keep on going. We are fighting for our very souls. Please be encouraged and when you feel down, low, and depressed about your past meditate on the Word and promises of the Most High.

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

As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us. – Psalm 103:12

Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.
 – Isaiah 1:18

Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
 – James 4:8

And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. – Isaiah 42:16

Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
 – 1 Peter 5:7

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