1. Don’t’ Dwell in the Past!
Many of us just pitch a tent and live right there in the midst of our pain. Realize that running for our past can be destructive to our present.
18 “Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
2. Receive God’s Forgiveness.
We simply need to concentrate on receiving God’s forgiveness. It may start where we don’t feel forgiven. If that is the case then read Hebrews 8:12 and pray sharing with God that you don’t feel it but that by faith you are standing on the promise given in this verse. Do it everyday until you begin to feel forgiven.
12 And I will forgive their wickedness,
and I will never again remember their sins.”
3. Recognize Your Need for Others
We need people. God never intended us to make it through this world alone. One of our greatest mistakes is to isolate ourselves or to hide our pain from one another.
9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. 11 Likewise, two people lying close together can keep each other warm. But how can one be warm alone? 12 A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken.
4. Face the Pain
3 He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.