The way you can truly begin to thrive is by abandoning the idea that you can some figure out this situation on your own. Learn to rely on Him completely. Let it go. Rely on Him.
1. Let it go
So often times it’s hard to feel like you truly flourish in your life because of something in our past that we’re still holding onto. Maybe we did something to hurt someone or someone did something to hurt us, and it just makes it difficult to smile, walking with our heads high. Today’s verse is a reminder of the healing power that comes to even the most broken hearted when we confess our sins and pray. Don’t hold it all in. No matter how much it hurts, find a God-fearing mentor or good friend who you can talk to and pray with. Don’t believe the lie that this burden is for you to carry around alone, and you can be confident knowing that God has given you that person for a reason! Let it go. Don’t worry so heavily about wondering who will or won’t understand you. God understands you. He knows what you’ve done, what you’ve been through, and He still wants to love you…but you have to be willing to let it go–not being afraid to actually talk about the things that keep you from being truly confident in Him.
2. Be confident in His power
Psalm 147:3 reminds us that God heals the broken hearted. No matter what sin or shame you’re carrying around, and no matter what others have done to you, God wants you to be confident that He has the power to heal you. So the moment you find yourself turning back to:
1.That person who you know isn’t good for you
2.Those feels that you know aren’t right
3.That urge to just give in and settle for just anything in a relationship
4.That old group of friends who were not a great influence of you
5.An old way of thinking that you know isn’t healthy or right
In those moments, know that God wants you to go with Him. Look to Him of healing of your broken heart, your past, or whatever else you’re faced with, and find your confidence in that!
Daily Reading: James 5:16
Morgan Harper Nichols