40 Days, 40 Prayers

Day 36, or His New Creation

 

After the long and fearful night, we wake to a horizon that is open and free, clear of the terrors and pain of our past. The things we struggled with have no power over us on this new day. And surely we will struggle again, but we walk on having laid down the burdens we carried for so long.

 

We are tempted to distrust this beautiful new dawn, as we remember the clouds that overshadowed us yesterday. But we must allow the warmth and light of the sun to remind us of the bright future ahead of us. We must allow ourselves to believe that we can truly have a new life, that we can become a new person every day.

 

Demons from our past and skeletons in our closets will follow close at our heels, trying to tell us that we can never undo the sins we’ve committed, that we can never become better than we are. But God has other ideas. A glance at the ministry of Jesus shows us that He came to transform the hearts of us all, to cleanse even the most stained of sinners, and to awaken slumbering souls. He came to conquer death and bring new life to the world. And it’s time for us to trust that He does the same for us.

 

 

2 Corinthians 5:17  So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!

 

 

My prayer for today:

 

Lord, when I feel the weight of my past holding me back, help me to hope and have faith in Your resurrection.

 

Amen.

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