Yesterday is over, the Lord reminded me one day. Talk about obvious, right? But I needed the reminder. Why? I am one of those people who tends to look back at my sin and become greatly discouraged and fed up with myself and feel like I am never going to make any progress in loving, honoring, and pleasing the Lord because of my stumbles and falls. In plain English, I struggle with self-condemnation when I am not careful. Does this ever happen to you?
Yesterday is over, friend. The Lord brought to mind He had already forgiven me for what I had done wrong the day before. That His mercies are new each day. That a new day is a day for rejoicing and being glad in Him. That we are to leave the past behind and this very day “walk worthy” of what? Our calling. Our calling through repentance and faith in Him into His forever fellowship. We can’t redo yesterday. But we can strive to do right today. To please the Lord this very day!
Seek the Lord for any and all forgiveness you need. Do not condemn yourself if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ and have already sought and received God’s forgiveness and turned from the sin. Get on with this new day. Following the Lord Jesus Christ as the Spirit of Christ leads you forth!
“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
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” Romans 8:1
“Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
“This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
“This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions [the Hebrew word translated into “compassions” according to Strong’s concordance is also translated/used in the Bible as “mercy”]fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:21-23
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,” Ephesians 4:1