Have you ever felt like your past mistakes will haunt you forever? Sometimes words said in the heat of the moment have a lasting impact. Sometimes a choice made three or four years ago you are still suffering even though you have made amends. Sometimes it feels as though you will never be free from your past choices.
Beloved, let go and let God. My testimony is Psalm 103: 1-12. In Psalm 32, King David finally lets go and lets God heal him from his choice with Bathsheba. King David was known as the man after God’s own heart. He had many giants in his life. Yesterday at the conference I attended, when Samuel was to anoint the next king, he was sent to Jesse who had eight sons. But David’s father Jesse brought his seven brother before Samuel and Samuel had to ask, “do you have another son?” Imagine Jesse’s surprise, David, the youngest was to be the next king. Then we know how Saul hated David and was seeking to kill him. King David made many mistakes but he also knew where he could find comfort and healing. Hence, the book of Psalms has many of King David’s conversations with the Lord.
Will you let go and let God? Will you let God off your hook for unmet expectations? Will you let yourself off the hook for your past? Will you today come to the foot of the cross acknowledge your mistakes, ask for forgiveness, then let them Go. In Psalm 32:5,
”Then I let it all out; I said, “I’ll make a clean breast of my failures to God.”
Suddenly the pressure was gone— my guilt dissolved, my sin disappeared.”